verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of scowl
Examples from the Web for scowl
Clint Dempsey stalked off the field with a scowl on his face.
She wore a dress which did not suit her; her hair was awkwardly arranged; there was a scowl on her brow.Light O' The Morning|L. T. Meade
The skipper stood with a scowl on his dark face and considered her.The Harbor Master|Theodore Goodridge Roberts
With a brief speech, and a scowl at his sister, he left the house.Hard Times|Charles Dickens
Word Origin for scowl
mid-14c., from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian skule "look furtively, squint, look embarrassed," Danish skule "to scowl, cast down the eyes"). Probably related to Old English sceolh "wry, oblique," Old High German scelah "curved," German scheel "squint-eyed;" from PIE root *sqel- "crooked, curved, bent." Related: Scowled; scowling.
c.1500, from scowl (v.).