yowie

/ (ˈjaʊɪ) /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. youthfully,
  2. youths,
  3. youtube,
  4. yow,
  5. yowe,
  6. yowl,
  7. yowler,
  8. yowza,
  9. ypres,
  10. ypsilanti

Word Origin for yowie

C21: from an Aboriginal word yuwi

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Examples 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