Origin of stowaway
Words nearby stowaway
How to use stowaway in a sentence
A father and son were in for a bit of a shock this past Saturday when they discovered an unlikely stowaway that had traveled with them all the way from Las Vegas to Maine.Las Vegas bird can’t remember how it ended up in Maine|Margo Milanowski|November 18, 2021|Popular-Science
There are stowaways in the trunk of the warden’s car who want to take the story in one direction.
Key sources of snakes into New Zealand include stowaways in cargo ships, smugglers at airports, and enterprising swimmers.
Only some stowaways will manage to make permanent homes in new territory.Focusing on Asian giant hornets distorts the view of invasive species|Susan Milius|July 1, 2021|Science News
But when England began trading with the Orient, the cockroach grew venturesome, and began putting to sea as a stowaway.The Crow's Nest|Clarence Day, Jr.
If Bothwell were on board the ship as a stowaway the aspect of affairs was more serious even than we had thought.The Pirate of Panama|William MacLeod Raine
More likely to be a stowaway on a merchantman and then roustabout on a cattle boat, or some such thing.Cap'n Eri|Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Two years before this he had been a stowaway from England to America, and he was not discovered for several days.Beggars|W. H. (William Henry) Davies
The Captain's gaze settled on the stowaway's spotless white shirt and collar.West Wind Drift|George Barr McCutcheon
British Dictionary definitions for stowaway
Other Idioms and Phrases with stowaway
Put aside or store something until needed, as in We generally stow away the lawn furniture in the toolshed. [Late 1700s]
Hide oneself aboard ship or in a vehicle in order to get free transportation, as in The youngsters planned to stow away on a freighter but they never even got to the waterfront. This usage gave rise to the noun stowaway. [Mid-1800s]
Greedily consume food or drink, as in Bob sure can stow away a lot in a short time. [Colloquial; mid-1800s]