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[boh-ee, boo-ee for 1, 2; boo-ee for 3] /ˈboʊ i, ˈbu i for 1, 2; ˈbu i for 3/
James, 1799–1836, U.S. soldier and pioneer.
William, 1872–1940, U.S. geodesist.
a city in W Maryland. Unabridged
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  • His Bowie knife had fallen a short distance away, as if he had thrown it.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • The Western people have given up the Bow, but still retain the Bowie.

  • And yet––the lines receded from his forehead––and yet there was always John Starkweather, and the friend at Bowie.

    Rope Holworthy Hall
  • Undaunted, Bowie scrambled to his feet and made again for Crane.

    South American Fights and Fighters Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • At our national shows Mr Bowie has been the most successful prize-taker in the Bull classes.

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders William M'Combie
British Dictionary definitions for Bowie


(ˈbaʊɪ; ˈbəʊɪ). David, real name David Jones. born 1947, British rock singer, songwriter, and film actor. His recordings include "Space Oddity" (1969), The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972), Heroes (1977), Let's Dance (1983), and Heathen (2002)
(ˈbəʊɪ). James, known as Jim Bowie. 1796–1836, US frontiersman. A hero of the Texas Revolution against Mexico (1835–36), he died at the Battle of the Alamo
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