growl·​er ˈgrau̇-lər How to pronounce growler (audio)
: one that growls
: a container (such as a can or pitcher) for beer bought by the measure
: a small iceberg

Examples of growler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This sleek growler uses CO2 cartridges to give you optimally carbonated beer. Danny Perez, Popular Mechanics, 7 Sep. 2023 Kegerators come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, including oversized models that can hold full kegs to countertop options that work with mini kegs and growlers. Danny Perez, Popular Mechanics, 7 Sep. 2023 The compact design can accommodate six cans, six bottles, or two growlers. Amanda Ogle, Southern Living, 27 July 2023 Since the most sustainable packaging is no packaging at all, a refillable growler is a superb way to get one’s beer from point A to point B. Treehugger Editors, Treehugger, 29 June 2023 The shift toward more growler and crowler sales helped breweries stay afloat, as did the ability to serve drinkers outdoors — though some breweries, like Castle Danger in Two Harbors, aren't able to sell from their taprooms due to their size, and not all breweries have outdoor seating. Brooks Johnson, Star Tribune, 5 Apr. 2021 Icebergs, bergy bits and growlers—some of the many forms of ice here—joined sea and sky to display every shade of blue. Kate Wong, Scientific American, 13 Mar. 2023 Stanley Growler Gift Set ($80) Leave the shot ski at home and bring this sturdy growler and pint-glass set instead. Bryan Rogala, Outside Online, 26 Nov. 2019 Or, for more exercise, hike Mosier Plateau's three-and-a-half-mile path, then finish with a growler of hard cider in Hood River. Lilly Graves, Travel + Leisure, 8 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of growler was in 1753

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“Growler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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