noun (plural bowsies)Irish
A low-class or unruly person.
- He has left a trail of unwelcome headlines and a few bruises to boot, a roll model for borstal bowsies, certainly not juveniles who have not reached the age of selectivity but rather see him as a ‘star’ to be imitated.
- Indeed, they seem to sub-scribe to the oft-held belief that there is no such thing as bad publicity and that their over-paid bowsies fuelling ticket and merchandise sales.
- A pity the beautiful game, enhanced by players like the above, is taking a trashing from the bowsies who, unfortunately, populate it, both on and off the field.
Of unknown origin.
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