Etymology
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prowler (n.)

1510s, proller, "one who prowls or roves, as seeking prey," agent noun from prowl (v.).

updated on January 01, 2021

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Definitions of prowler from WordNet

prowler (n.)
someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions;
Synonyms: sneak / stalker
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