blizzard

Idiom

Blizzard

Definition

A blizzard is a severe snowstorm marked by strong sustained winds of at least 35 mph and lasting for a prolonged period of time.

Examples

I heard that it’s been snowing all day, it must be quite a blizzard out there!

It was a blizzard outside, the snow was piling up!

Origin

This term dates back to the mid-1800s and was originally used to describe a strong gale or gust of wind.

FAQs

Q: How long does a blizzard last? A: A blizzard usually lasts for a few hours to several days.