Definition for bowery (2 of 2)
noun, plural bow·er·ies.
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.
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?|William Bryk|November 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Photos by the late Jimmy DeSana are now on view at Salon 94 on the Bowery in New York.
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.
Then she went to meet Beckman at the Bowery Hotel for breakfast and liked him immediately.
Like that, it p. 192represents all nationalities, but it is a crowd peculiar to the Bowery.Lights and Shadows of New York Life|James D. McCabe
But without the dream life was unbearable, in the Tenderloin and on the Bowery.Children of the Tenements|Jacob A. Riis
I owned some young elephants which I had lent to a showman on the Bowery.Sawdust & Spangles|W. C. Coup
She was making a canvass of the women's lodging-houses near the Bowery.Little Aliens|Myra Kelly
His museum had grown until it now occupied the three floors of one of the largest buildings in the Bowery.Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York|Lemuel Ely Quigg
British Dictionary definitions for bowery
Word Origin for Bowery
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]