[ tou-zer ]

  1. a big dog.

  2. Informal. a big, hearty person, especially one who is very energetic: He is a towser for rough outdoor work.

Origin of towser

First recorded in 1670–80; touse + -er1

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

How to use towser in a sentence

  • Now I held king and queen, being three—a natural towser, making fifteen—and tiddy, nineteen.

    The Fortunes of Nigel | Sir Walter Scott
  • So towser set the satchel down on the bank and, taking off some of his clothes, into the water he jumped with a big splashy dive.

    Uncle Wiggily's Travels | Howard R. Garis
  • And towser invited some of his friends over to call on the rabbit, and they had quite an evening's entertainment.

    Uncle Wiggily's Travels | Howard R. Garis
  • From the above brief conversation, you will recall the principal character whom you met in the story of “Teddy and towser.”

    Up the Forked River | Edward Sylvester Ellis
  • I'll never set towser to chase our poor little Miranda again, you bet!

    The Rainbow Book Tales of Fun & Fancy | Mabel Henriette Spielmann