Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Friday words: Varieties of snow

Fun bonus fact: It is Scots, not Eskimos, who have the highest number of different words for snow (421 vs 50 words).
A few Scottish words:

Feefle: swirling snow

Spitters: small drops of wet snow

Skelf: a large snowflake

Dreich: really nasty, gloomy, dismal, wet weather.

            Example: "We were so looking forward to our vacation, but the weather was such gray dreich, we never left the house."

And an English word, from Kent:

Aquabob: an icicle
Tags: a, d, dialect, english, f, noun, s, scottish, wordsmith: med_cat

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