wuther

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Etymology[edit]

From a dialectal variation of Scots whither (to rush; bluster; hurl), from Middle English quhediren. Compare Old Norse hviða (squall of wind).

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wuther (third-person singular simple present wuthers, present participle wuthering, simple past and past participle wuthered)

  1. (intransitive, archaic, dialectal) To make a rushing sound; to whizz.
  2. (intransitive, archaic, dialectal) To shake vigorously.

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  • OED 2nd edition 1989