Definition of pea-souper in English:


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Pronunciation: /piːˈsuːpə(r)


British informal
A very thick yellowish fog: he was alone in one of London’s infamous pea-soupers
More example sentences
  • The warm Easter weather last week resulted in a thick pea-souper one morning.
  • Not only that, it began in a pea-souper of a fog, caused by the smoke from the pre-match fireworks.
  • Since the introduction of cleaner fuels, killer pea-soupers have been consigned to the past.

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