willy-willy

willy-willy

[wil-ee-wil-ee]
noun, plural willy-willies. Australian.
a severe tropical cyclone.

Origin:
1890–95; of obscure origin

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willy-willy (ˈwɪlɪˈwɪlɪ)
 
n
1.  a duststorm
2.  obsolete a tropical cyclone
 
[from a native Australian language]

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