Howler meaning

houlər
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One that howls.

A dog that is a persistent howler.

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A howler monkey.
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A laughably stupid blunder.
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A person or thing that howls.
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A ludicrous blunder.
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That which howls, especially an animal which howls, such as a wolf or a howler monkey.
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A person hired to howl at a funeral.
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A painfully obvious mistake.
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A bitterly cold day.
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A heavy fall, literally or figuratively.
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A serious accident (especially to come a howler or go a howler, e.g. "Our hansom came a howler"; compare: come a cropper)
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A tremendous lie.
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A fashionably but extravagantly overdressed man, a "howling swell"
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A calamity howler is "one that makes dismal predictions of impending disaster"
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Other senses are derivatives of the intensifier "howling", as in "howling wilderness", (Deuteronomy 32:10)
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