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[fou-ler] /ˈfaʊ lər/
a hunter of birds.
Origin of fowler
before 900; Middle English foweler, Old English fughelere. See fowl, -er1


[fou-ler] /ˈfaʊ lər/
Henry H(amill) [ham-uh l] /ˈhæm əl/ (Show IPA), 1908–2000, U.S. lawyer and government official: secretary of the Treasury 1965–68.
Henry Watson, 1858–1933, English lexicographer. Unabridged
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  • In the fact of its being intuitive; that is, as Mr. fowler says, "connatural," or "native to the human mind."

  • Let not his natural affections be as the snare of the fowler unto his feet.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • Seeing that his trouble was wasted, the fowler took him to market in a gilt cage, in order to catch the eye of customers.

    The Talking Thrush William Crooke
  • There was Ma'am fowler's where they used to come to buy doughnuts.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
  • Mr. fowler grew reckless of the niceties of speech as he accelerated his replies.

    The Incendiary W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
British Dictionary definitions for fowler


Henry Watson. 1858–1933, English lexicographer and grammarian; compiler of Modern English Usage (1926)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for fowler

Old English fugelere, agent noun from fuglian "to hunt fowl" (see fowl).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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fowler in the Bible

the arts of, referred to Ps. 91:3; 124:7; Prov. 6:5; Jer. 5:26; Hos. 9:8; Ezek. 17:20; Eccl. 9:12. Birds of all kinds abound in Palestine, and the capture of these for the table and for other uses formed the employment of many persons. The traps and snares used for this purpose are mentioned Hos. 5:1; Prov. 7:23; 22:5; Amos 3:5; Ps. 69:22; comp. Deut. 22:6, 7.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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