Definition of Bowery in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈbou(ə)rē/
A street and district of lower Manhattan in New York City associated, especially formerly, with flophouses and rowdies.


Mid 17th century: built on the site of governor Peter Stuyvesant's bowery 'farm', from Dutch bouwerij.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Bow·er·y

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.