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  1. a form of contract bridge for three players in which the players bid for the dummy hand after six of its cards have been turned up.

Origin of towie

First recorded in 1930–35; of undetermined orig.
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Examples from the Web for towie

Historical Examples

  • At last Towie began to eat her mouse, beginning with its head, which it crushed.

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    Sarah Grand

  • I jist tuik the towie (string) into the bed wi' me, and whan the bairnie grat, I waukit, an' rockit it till 't fell asleep again.

    Robert Falconer

    George MacDonald

  • Beth was alone in the dining-room eating bread and butter, and Towie, the cat, came into the room with a mouse in her mouth.

  • The mouse was alive, and Towie let it run a little way, and then pounced down upon it, then gave it a pat to make it run again.

British Dictionary definitions for towie


  1. Australian informal a truck used for towing
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