[ fou-ler ]

  1. a hunter of birds.

Origin of fowler

before 900; Middle English foweler,Old English fughelere.See fowl, -er1

Words Nearby fowler

Other definitions for Fowler (2 of 2)

[ fou-ler ]

  1. Henry H(am·ill) [ham-uhl], /ˈhæm əl/, 1908–2000, U.S. lawyer and government official: secretary of the Treasury 1965–68.

  2. Henry Watson, 1858–1933, English lexicographer. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use fowler in a sentence

  • This morning the judge Advocate fowler came to see me, and he and I sat talking till it was time to go to the office.

  • Then the fowler took him back to the barber, and related the manner of his capture, receiving a good reward.

  • "But, mother," the little girl would sob protestingly, and then Mrs. fowler's decided voice would silence her.

    Mildred's Inheritance | Annie Fellows Johnston
  • fowler quit in 1839, and was succeeded by Emanuel Harr, who conducted the house for many years.

    The Old Pike | Thomas B. Searight
  • The case, however, was different with a train ferry which was vigorously advocated by Sir John fowler.

British Dictionary definitions for Fowler


/ (ˈfaʊlə) /

  1. Henry Watson . 1858–1933, English lexicographer and grammarian; compiler of Modern English Usage (1926)

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