Definition of wowser in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwaʊzə/


Australian /NZ informal
A puritanical or censorious person, in particular a teetotaller or person opposed to alcohol.
Example sentences
  • They don't need wowsers telling them that you can or can't gamble.
  • The nation is again being told off for its profligacy, economic wowsers merrily predicting a scuttling.
  • Of course there are always the wowsers who resent the sight of anyone enjoying themselves, and would like to stop it.


Late 19th century: of obscure origin.

Words that rhyme with wowser

bowser, browser, carouser, dowser, espouser, Mauser, rouser, trouser

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