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willy-willy

Austral a tropical cyclone or duststorm
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willy-willy

[′wil·ē′wil·ē]
(meteorology)
In Australia, a severe tropical cyclone.
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For example, many Australians call them willy-willies, probably a variant of "whirly-whirly."