wowser

[wou-zer]

Origin of wowser

First recorded in 1895–1900; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for wowser

wowser

noun Australian and NZ slang
  1. a fanatically puritanical person
  2. a teetotaller

Word Origin for wowser

C20: from English dialect wow to whine, complain
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