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towser

[tou-zer]
noun
  1. a big dog.
  2. Informal. a big, hearty person, especially one who is very energetic: He is a towser for rough outdoor work.
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Origin of towser

First recorded in 1670–80; touse + -er1
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Examples from the Web for towser

Historical Examples

  • He went off on horseback, and took with him Towser, the farm dog.

    The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview

    Ralph Bonehill

  • The article Towser had discovered was a sling-shot Jerry often carried with him.

  • Then Towser leaped forward and caught Si Peters by his trowsers.

  • Quiet, Towser, he added, for the dog showed signs of not wanting to go in.

  • This time Towser followed his temporary master inside the hut.