bowie

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

bowie (plural bowies)

  1. A Bowie knife
    • 1921, William Patterson White, The Heart of the Range[1]:
      Bull did not hesitate to obey, for the broad, cold blade of a bowie rested lightly against the back of his neck.

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Obscure origin. Possibly derived from Old English bolla, Old Norse bolle; cf. English bowl.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bowie (plural bowies)

  1. (archaic) A shallow dish, bowl, or small tub.