noun (plural willy-willies)Australian
A whirlwind or dust storm.
- Later on as the willy-willy gallops across the country, whirling a column of dust, trees lash their branches to warn man of the oncoming storm.
- Hurricanes are called typhoons when occurring in the Pacific Ocean and willy-willies in Australia.
- Often the topsoil was easy to see because it was blowing around in the air, in willy-willies like mini-tornadoes.
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