Definition of Bowery in English:

Bowery

proper noun

  • A street and district in New York City associated with drunks and vagrants.

Origin

Mid 17th century: built on the site of governor Peter Stuyvesant's bowery ‘farm’, from Dutch bouwerij; the district became noted for its cheap lodging houses and saloons.

Pronunciation

Bowery

/ˈbaʊəri/