Definition of lowance in US English:

lowance

(also 'lowance)

noun

English Regional
  • An allowance; specifically a fixed portion of food or drink, or its equivalent in money, given in addition to wages.

Origin

Middle English; earliest use found in Statutes of the Realm. Probably partly from Anglo-Norman loance, lowance payment, reward.

Pronunciation

lowance

/ˈlaʊəns/