bowly

1 of 2

adjective

bow·​ly
ˈbōlē,
ˈbülē
Scottish
: crooked, bent
bowly legs

bowly

2 of 2

noun

bow·​ly
ˈbōlē
plural -es
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 18 May. 2024.

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