Definition of Bowery in US English:

Bowery

proper noun

  • A street and district of lower Manhattan in New York City associated, especially formerly, with flophouses and rowdies.

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

/ˈbaʊ(ə)ri//ˈbou(ə)rē/