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gowl

intransitive verb \ ˈgau̇(ə)l , ˈgül \

Definition of gowl

-ed/-ing/-s
dialectal, British
:howl, yell
  • the hound dog gowled
  • wind gowls in the chimney
  • —R. L. Stevenson

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Origin and Etymology of gowl

Middle English goulen, gowlen, from Old Norse gaula; akin to Old Norse geyja to bark and perhaps to Greek chaos abyss


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gowl

noun \ " \

Definition of gowl

plural -s
dialectal, British
:a loud cry :howl, yell
  • burst out in kind o' gowl o' anger
  • —S. R. Crockett

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