- a hunter of birds.
Origin of fowler
- Henry H(am·ill) [ham-uh l] /ˈhæm əl/, 1908–2000, U.S. lawyer and government official: secretary of the Treasury 1965–68.
- Henry Watson,1858–1933, English lexicographer.
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I did not know Fowler had a daughter, and a daughter grown up.
So Fowler departed, happy, but I remained unhappy—not with her, departed my fears.
Imogen escaped like a bird from the fowler, nor looked behind.Imogen
As the fowler lureth the bird into his net, so did she lie in wait for her.
Let the fowler confine himself to waste places and to the mountains.Laws
- Henry Watson . 1858–1933, English lexicographer and grammarian; compiler of Modern English Usage (1926)
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Word Origin and History for fowler
Old English fugelere, agent noun from fuglian "to hunt fowl" (see fowl).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper