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  1. A street and a district of New York City, whose residents were traditionally of a low social and economic class. (usually the Bowery.)
    • 1919, Frank L. Packard, chapter 3, in The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale:
      We were seen quarrelling this afternoon in a saloon over on the Bowery.


Bowery (comparative more Bowery, superlative most Bowery)

  1. (US, dated) Characteristic of this street; swaggering; flashy.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for Bowery in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)