Definition of bowsie in English:

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bowsie

Pronunciation: /ˈbaʊziː/

noun (plural bowsies)

Irish
A low-class or unruly person.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Of unknown origin.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: bow¦sie

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