Lowery vs Bowery - What's the difference?

lowery | bowery |


As proper nouns the difference between lowery and bowery

is that lowery is while bowery is a street and a district of new york city, whose residents were traditionally of a low social and economic class (usually the bowery).

As an adjective bowery is

(us|dated) characteristic of this street; swaggering; flashy.

lowery

English

Alternative forms

* loury

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • dark and gloomy; threatening; lowering
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    bowery

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Sheltered by trees; leafy; shady.
  • * 1906 , , "Fate and the Apothecary," in The House of Cobwebs and Other Stories ,
  • Such a man had no chance whatever in this flowery and bowery little suburb.

    Noun

    (boweries)
  • (archaic) In the early settlements of New York State, USA, a farm or estate.
  • * 1809 , , Knickerbocker's History of New York , ch. 65,
  • His estate, or bowery , as it was called, has ever continued in the possession of his descendants.
  • * Bancroft
  • The emigrants [in New York] were scattered on boweries or plantations

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