Definition of Bowery in English:

Bowery

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proper noun

  • A street and district of lower Manhattan in New York City associated, especially formerly, with flophouses and rowdies.

Pronunciation

Bowery

/ˈbou(ə)rē/ /ˈbaʊ(ə)ri/

Origin

Mid 17th century built on the site of governor Peter Stuyvesant's bowery ‘farm’, from Dutch bouwerij; the district became noted for its cheap lodging houses and saloons.