- The definition of a bawler is a person who cries a lot or someone who is wailing loudly out of sadness.
An example of a bawler is someone who is weeping at a funeral.
This woman is a bawler.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Variant of bawl
- to shout or call out noisily; bellow; yell
- to weep and wail loudly
Origin: Middle English baulen (found only inch(es) gerund, gerundive ) ; from Midieval Latin baulare, to bark and amp; uncertain or unknown; perhaps Old Norse baula, to low like a cow; both of echoic origin, originally
- an outcry; bellow
- a noisy weeping
- bawler noun
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