Definition of Bowery in English:

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Bowery

Pronunciation: /ˈbaʊəri/
A street and district in New York City associated with drunks and vagrants.

Origin

Mid 17th century: built on the site of governor Peter Stuyvesant's bowery 'farm', from Dutch bouwerij; the district became noted for its cheap lodging houses and saloons.

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