scowler


scowler

verb (used without object)

  1. to draw down or contract the brows in a sullen, displeased, or angry manner.
  2. to have a gloomy or threatening look.

verb (used with object)

  1. to affect or express with a scowl.

noun

  1. a scowling expression, look, or aspect.

noun

  1. a person who scowls
  2. Northern English dialect a hooligan

verb

  1. (intr) to contract the brows in a threatening or angry manner

noun

  1. a gloomy or threatening expression

v.mid-14c., from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian skule “look furtively, squint, look embarrassed,” Danish skule “to scowl, cast down the eyes”). Probably related to Old English sceolh “wry, oblique,” Old High German scelah “curved,” German scheel “squint-eyed;” from PIE root *sqel- “crooked, curved, bent.” Related: Scowled; scowling. n.c.1500, from scowl (v.).

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