bowly

adjective
bow·​ly | \ ˈbōlē, ˈbülē \

Definition of bowly

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Scottish
: crooked, bent bowly legs

bowly

noun
bow·​ly | \ ˈbōlē \
plural -es

Definition of bowly (Entry 2 of 2)

: a large usually rectangular sunken pool or well in India that serves as a public water supply and a resting place and is usually provided with terraces and shaded recesses

History and Etymology for bowly

Adjective

perhaps from bool + -y

Noun

Hindi bāwlī, from Sanskrit vāpī pond

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“Bowly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bowly. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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