Simple Definition of fowl
: a bird (such as a chicken) that is raised for food
: the meat of such a bird used as food
: a bird of any kind
Full Definition of fowl
plural fowl or fowls
Examples of fowl in a sentence
I spotted a long-legged fowl by the water's edge.
Origin of fowl
Middle English foul, from Old English fugel; akin to Old High German fogal bird, and probably to Old English flēogan to fly — more at fly
First Known Use: before 12th century
Definition of fowl
: to seek, catch, or kill wildfowl
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of fowl
before 12th century
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Headscratcher for fowl
Remove the first letter of fowl and you get an example of one: owl!
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