Bowery meaning

bouə-rē, bourē
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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.
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A farm or plantation of an early Dutch settler of New York.
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(archaic) In the early settlements of New York State, USA, a farm or estate.
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A street and a district of New York City, whose residents were traditionally of a low social and economic class. (usually the Bowery.)
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(US, dated) Characteristic of this street; swaggering; flashy.
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the Bowery
  • street in New York City, or the surrounding district: center of cheap hotels, bars, etc.
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the Bowery