[ prou-ler ]
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  1. a person or animal that prowls.

  2. a person who goes stealthily about with some unlawful intention, as to commit a burglary or theft.

Origin of prowler

First recorded in 1510–20; prowl + -er1

Words Nearby prowler Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use prowler in a sentence

  • The savage cry of a prowler came, like a sound to match, and the attack was on.

    Space Prison | Tom Godwin