Etymology
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fowler (n.)

Old English fugelere, agent noun from fuglian "to hunt fowl" (see fowl (v.)). The German equivalent is Vogler.

updated on December 24, 2014

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Definitions of fowler from WordNet
1
fowler (n.)
someone who hunts wild birds for food;
2
Fowler (n.)
English lexicographer who wrote a well-known book on English usage (1858-1933);
Synonyms: Henry Watson Fowler
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.