Jowler vs Howler - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between jowler and howler
is that jowler
is a dog with large jowls, such as the beagle while howler
is that which howls, especially an animal which howls, such as a wolf or a howler monkey.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
That which howls, especially an animal which howls, such as a wolf or a howler monkey.
A person hired to howl at a funeral
Other senses are derivatives of the intensifier "howling",
[ Beale, Paul; Partridge, Eric (1984). A dictionary of slang and unconventional English: colloquialisms and catch-phrases, solecisms and catachreses, nicknames, and vulgarisms. New York: Macmillan. ISBN 0-02-594980-2]
as in "howling wilderness", (Deuteronomy 32:10)
[Holy Bible: King James Version, The Scofield Study Bible III, Duradera Zipper Black. Oxford University Press, USA. 2005. ISBN 0-19-527867-4.]
A painfully obvious mistake.
* 2009 , Tom Burton, Quadrant , November 2009, No. 461 (Volume LIII, Number 11), Quadrant Magazine Limited, page 78:
A hilarious joke.
A bitterly cold day
A heavy fall, literally or figuratively
A serious accident (especially to come a howler or go a howler, e.g. "Our hansom came a howler"; compare: come a cropper)
A tremendous lie
A fashionably but extravagantly overdressed man, a "howling swell"
A calamity howler is "one that makes dismal predictions of impending disaster"
- A howler is a glaring mistake, a mistake that cries out to be noticed.
[Taylor, D. Wooster. The dust of Frisco Town, dedicated to the calamity howler. Publisher: Paul Elder, San Francisco May be downloaded from: http://archive.org/details/dustoffriscotown00taylrich]