- growing pains,
- growing point,
- growing-equity mortgage,
Origin of growler
Examples from the Web for growler
It cannot be said that the “growler” brought him luck, or its friendship fortune.How the Other Half Lives|Jacob A. Riis
Haven't you sleep enough, growler, that you're not to be knocked up for once?'Barnaby Rudge|Charles Dickens
The Growler and the Masher rolled him in one of the blankets of the bed and tied him up securely.
I hailed a growler, and Wheeler told the driver where to go.The Betrayal of John Fordham|B.L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
The Growler went to the booking-office and returned with three tickets for Genoa.
pitcher or other vessel for beer, 1885, American English, of uncertain origin; apparently an agent noun from growl (v.). It owes its popularity to laws prohibiting sale of liquor on Sundays and thus the tippler's need to stock up. Also in early use in the expression work the growler "go on a spree." Also late 19c. slang for a four-wheeled cab.