/ (ˈjaʊɪ) /


a large legendary manlike or apelike creature, alleged to inhabit the Australian outback


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Word Origin for yowie

C21: from an Aboriginal word yuwi
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Example sentences from the Web for yowie

  • So I made a compact that as soon as he showed us this wonderful “Yowie” (his word for water) he should go free.

    Spinifex and Sand|David W Carnegie