- containing bowers; leafy; shady: a bowery maze.
Origin of bowery1
- (among the Dutch settlers of New York) a farm or country seat.
- the Bowery, a street and area in New York City, historically noted for its cheap hotels and saloons and peopled by the destitute and homeless.
Origin of bowery2
Examples from the Web for bowery
Kigurumi, Dollers and How We See is on display at Salon 94 Bowery through April 28.A Doll’s Life: Laurie Simmons Explores Kigurumi
March 10, 2014
Chu and Associates were planning to build a 20-story, 220 room hotel at 50-52 Bowery near the Manhattan Bridge.Is This the Tavern Where Washington Drank After Beating the British?
November 12, 2013
Photos by the late Jimmy DeSana are now on view at Salon 94 on the Bowery in New York.That Ol' New Wave
August 9, 2013
Since the New Museum opened on the Bowery in late 2007, a steady stream of galleries have set up shop on the Lower East Side.Max Fish, Lost At Sea
Joshua David Stein
July 17, 2010
Then she went to meet Beckman at the Bowery Hotel for breakfast and liked him immediately.Can Janice Min Conquer Hollywood?
May 27, 2010
He was as anxious to testify as the front benchers at a Bowery mission on soup day.Shorty McCabe
You will not get far on the Bowery with the cost unit system and low taxes.A Preface to Politics
He took the Deans first, then Nora, whom he put in the Bowery stage.A Little Girl of Long Ago
Amanda Millie Douglas
But the "Bowery boy" was as great a feature of the time as the Broadway swell.
He really did not frequent the Bowery so much as the side streets.
- the Bowery a street in New York City noted for its cheap hotels and bars, frequented by vagrants and drunks
Word Origin and History for bowery
"farm, plantation," from Dutch bowerij "homestead farm" (from the same source as bower); a Dutch word probably little used in America outside New York, and there soon limited to one road, The Bowery, that ran from the built-up part of the city out to the plantations in middle Manhattan, attested from 1787; the city's growth soon overran it, and it was noted by 1840 as a commercial district notorious for squalor, rowdiness, and low life.
Bowery Boy, the typical New York tough of a generation or two ago, named from the street which he chiefly affected .... He rather prided himself on his uncouthness, his ignorance, and his desperado readiness to fight, but he also loved to have attention called to his courage, his gallantry to women, his patriotic enthusiasm, and his innate tenderness of heart. A fire and a thrilling melodrama called out all his energies and emotions. [Walsh, 1892]