Definition of wowser in English:
nounAustralian /NZ informal
A puritanical or censorious person, in particular a teetotaller or person opposed to alcohol.
- 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 wowserbowser, browser, carouser, dowser, espouser, Mauser, rouser, trouser
Definition of wowser in:
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