Origin of yowlMiddle English goulen, youlen from Old Norse gaula, to howl
verbyowled, yowl·ing, yowls
Origin of yowlMiddle English yowlen probably of imitative origin
(third-person singular simple present yowls, present participle yowling, simple past and past participle yowled)
- (intransitive) Utter a yowl.
- Express by yowling; utter with a yowl.
From Middle English yollen, past participle of yellen (“to yell"). More at yell, yollen.