Definition of Bowery in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbou(ə)rē/ /ˈbaʊ(ə)ri/

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proper noun

  • 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; the district became noted for its cheap lodging houses and saloons.