ower

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the verb to owe.

Noun[edit]

ower (plural owers)

  1. A person who owes money.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Colloquial variant of over.

Preposition[edit]

ower

  1. (Geordie) over
    Get ower thor noo!

Adverb[edit]

ower (not comparable)

  1. (Geordie) over
    She's ower canny hor, like

Adjective[edit]

ower (not comparable)

  1. (Geordie) over, too
    Thats ower much that!

References[edit]

  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, ISBN 0946928118
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165
  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893–4[1]

Anagrams[edit]


Scots[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ower (not comparable)

  1. (South Scots) over
    If ee gaun ower the hill ee'll sei eet.

Adjective[edit]

ower (not comparable)

  1. (South Scots) too
    That's ower much for mei, like!