Monday, August 30, 2010

The Word-Hoard: Puthering

Puthering: "Pouring with rain." (Jabez Good's Glossary of East Lincolnshire, 1900)

"Puthery, sultry; English Midlands. Puther, smoke, steam, dust; a cloud of smoke or dust; English Midlands." (Joseph Wright's English Dialect Dictionary, 1898-1905)


  1. Puthering?!?!?! I think this is my favorite new word!

    It started raining yesterday, and it made me realize that Summer is officially over for all of us living in the Pacific Northwest. The season of Puthering is upon us.

    Thanks for finding these fantastic words to share with all of us!

  2. It's a perfect word for you guys!