fowl·​er ˈfau̇-lər How to pronounce fowler (audio)
: a person who hunts wildfowl

Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fowler was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Fowler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

Biographical Definition

Fowler 1 of 2

biographical name (1)

Fow·​ler ˈfau̇-lər How to pronounce Fowler (audio)
Henry Watson 1858–1933 English lexicographer


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biographical name (2)

William Alfred 1911–1995 American physicist

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