a farm or plantation of an early Dutch settler of New York
Origin of boweryDutch bouwerij, farm from bouer, boer, farmer: see boor
street in New York City, or the surrounding district: center of cheap hotels, bars, etc.
A section of lower Manhattan in New York City. The street that gives the area its name was once the road to Peter Stuyvesant's bouwerij, or farm. The Bowery was once notorious for its saloons, petty criminals, and derelicts.
(comparative more Bowery, superlative most Bowery)
- (US, dated) Characteristic of this street; swaggering; flashy.