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British Dictionary definitions for yowie

yowie

noun
  1. a large legendary manlike or apelike creature, alleged to inhabit the Australian outback
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Word Origin

C21: from an Aboriginal word yuwi
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Historical Examples

  • 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