Meaning of Windrush in English:


Pronunciation /ˈwɪndrʌʃ/


  • Relating to or denoting the people who emigrated from the Caribbean to Britain on the British ship the Empire Windrush in 1948.

    ‘the Windrush generation’
    • ‘Stratford East's search for new musical forms comes good with this ska version of Love's Labour's Lost transposed to the Windrush generation.’
    • ‘What Pressure tried to do was to portray the experience of the Windrush generation, the kids who came with them and the kids born here.’
    • ‘The black male unemployment rate is at the same levels today as it was in the days of the 1948 Windrush generation.’
    • ‘He successfully initiated the Windrush season, which raised the profile of Black History.’
    • ‘It makes a difference whether they came here in bondage, as 19th century upper class Indian tourists or as economic migrants of the Windrush era.’