Hughie

noun Austral./NZ informal an imaginary being held to be responsible for controlling the weather and waves.
Origin
early 20th cent.: dimin. of the given name Hugh.

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  • Hughie — is a short two character play by Eugene O’Neill set in the lobby of a small hotel on a West Side street in midtown New York during the summer of 1928. The play is essentially a long monologue delivered by a small time hustler named Erie Smith to… …   Wikipedia

  • Hughie — m 1 English: pet form of HUGH (SEE Hugh). 2 Scottish: Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Eódhnag, a derivative of Àdhamhnan (see EUNAN (SEE Eunan)). Variant: Hewie …   First names dictionary

  • Hughie — send it down Hughie! Hughie is the rain god, and this appeal (first recorded in 1912) comes from farmers when rain arrives after a long drought. Recently surfers have used it, imploring the weather god for good waves. Theories about the origin of …   Australian idioms

  • Hughie — /ˈhjui / (say hyoohee) noun Colloquial (a jocular name for the powers above used when encouraging a heavy rainfall or a good surf): send her down, Hughie!; whip em up, Hughie! Also, Huey. {? from John Ziegler Huie, station manager near Narrandera …   Australian English dictionary

  • hughie — f hjui] in. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. (See also cry hughie.) □ I gotta go hughie. □ Oo, who hughied? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Hughie — /hyooh ee/ or, often, /yooh ee/, n. a male given name, form of Hugh. * * * …   Universalium

  • Hughie — Hugh …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Hughie — n. male first name …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Hughie — /hyooh ee/ or, often, /yooh ee/, n. a male given name, form of Hugh …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hughie Graham — or Hughie Graeme is Child ballad number 191, existing in several variants.ynopsisHughie Graham is caught for stealing the bishop s horse, and sentenced to hang. Several pleas to ransom him are unavailing. He sees his mother or father and sends… …   Wikipedia

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