Meaning of wuthering in English:


Pronunciation /ˈwʌðərɪŋ/


mainly Northern English
  • (of weather) characterized by strong winds.

    ‘it's a wuthering day on the moors today’
    • ‘the wuthering wind blows’
    • ‘An hour out in the wuthering wind and rain and sunshine would soon unravel any problems I had with writing.’
    • ‘The purple heather, the blustering gales (or wuthering winds if you're an Emily Bronte fan) and the winding paths that encourage all day dalliance - what's not to love?’
    • ‘The island is only a mile in circumference, but each corner brings a new wilderness - from sheltered, bouncing turf to wuthering plains, and a new sense of serenity and calm.’
    • ‘Both would be dressed for the wuthering weather in wool peacoats.’
    • ‘The murmuring of the wuthering winds that blew across the moors came to my ears.’
    • ‘I screamed over the wuthering gale, 'You must stop this. Stop it now!"’
    • ‘The weather deepened to a light wuthering rain.’
    • ‘We were still on the footbridge and saw that our main sail was destroyed - it fluttered in the wuthering storm.’
    breezy, blowy, fresh, blustery, gusty


Early 16th century from late Middle English whither, wuther ‘rush, make a rushing sound’, probably of Scandinavian origin.