One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural ouens, Plural ousSouth African
A man.man, fellow, gentlemanView synonyms
Afrikaans, probably from Dutch ouwe ‘old man’.
nounPlural ouens, Plural ous
A fruit-eating Hawaiian honeycreeper (bird) with a stout bill and green and yellow plumage.
Psittirostra psittacea, family DrepanididaeCompare with o-o
Late 19th century: the name in Hawaiian.
(in the UK) Open University.
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