yowley

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

yowley ‎(plural yowleys)

  1. (dated, Britain, dialect) The European yellowhammer.
    • 1863, Edward Corvan, A choice collection of Tyneside songs (page 56)
      They're just as feerce as untyem'd goats, / An' all liked sowlgers dress'd; / They've a bunch ov hair upon their jaws / Just like a yowley's nest.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often yellow yowley.