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intransitive verb

dialectal, British
: howl, yell
the hound dog gowled
wind gowls in the chimneyR. L. Stevenson


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

Word History


Intransitive verb

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gowl. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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