Fewer vs Fower - What's the difference?

fewer | fower |


As a determiner fewer

is the comparative of few ; a smaller number.

As a noun fower is

(early modern english|dated) one who cleans (fows), as in cooking utensils or house maintenance or fower can be the digit in the nato phonetic alphabet it is pronounced with two syllables, to prevent possible accidental confusion with other digits.

fewer

English

Determiner

(en-det) (superlative fewest)
  • The comparative of few ; a smaller number.
  • Fewer women wear hats these days.
    There are fewer tigers than there were a hundred years ago.

    Usage notes

    See also

    * less

    fower

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (fow).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (Early Modern English, dated) One who cleans (fows), as in cooking utensils or house maintenance.
  • Etymology 2

    (etyl) fower, from (etyl) .

    Cardinal number

    (head)
  • (Geordie, cardinal) four
  • Noun

    (-)
  • The digit in the NATO phonetic alphabet. It is pronounced with two syllables, to prevent possible accidental confusion with other digits.
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