Meaning of Albany doctor in English:

Albany doctor


  • (in south-west Western Australia) a cool onshore breeze at the end of a hot day.

    ‘every day at 3 o'clock the Albany doctor arrives and the temperature drops’
    • ‘Every day, it was visited by a wind called the Albany Doctor.’
    • ‘The frogs down in the pipe trench croaked and piped as though impatient for the arrival of the Albany doctor.’
    • ‘The Albany doctor was chasing him down lake Dumbleyung.’
    • ‘We sit waiting for the Albany doctor to blow up.’
    • ‘The coast is reached by the Albany Doctor between 19h00 and 22h00.’


Early 20th century from the Western Australian port town of Albany + the Australian sense of doctor‘cool onshore breeze’.