bowery

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noun bow·ery \ˈbau̇(-ə)r-ē\

Definition of bowery

plural

boweries

  1. 1 :  a colonial Dutch plantation or farm

  2. 2 [Bowery, street in New York City] :  a city district known for cheap bars and derelicts

Origin and Etymology of bowery

Dutch bouwerij, from bouwer farmer, from bouwen to till; akin to Old High German būan to dwell


First Known Use: 1650

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