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Pronunciation: /ˈhjuːi

Definition of Hughie in English:


Australian /NZ informal
An imaginary being held to be responsible for the weather: send her down, Hughie!
More example sentences
  • May the Weather-god Hughie rain on our BBQs.
  • Hughie, as you probably know, is the weather god, and this is a warning to those who go sailing: Beware of Hughie.


early 20th century: diminutive of the given name Hugh.

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