Synonyms for growler

Grammar : Noun
Spell : grou-ler
Phonetic Transcription : ˈgraʊ lər

Top 10 synonyms for growler Other synonyms for the word growler

Définition of growler

Origin :
  • pitcher or other vessel for beer, 1885, American English, of uncertain origin; apparently an agent noun from growl (v.). It owes its popularity to laws prohibiting sale of liquor on Sundays and thus the tippler's need to stock up. Also in early use in the expression work the growler "go on a spree." Also late 19c. slang for a four-wheeled cab.
  • As in jug : noun container for liquid
  • As in sourpuss : noun grouch
  • As in bellyacher : noun complainer
  • As in complainer : noun whiner
  • As in crab : noun grouch
  • As in griper : noun grouch
  • As in grouser : noun grouch
  • As in grumbler : noun grouch
  • As in murmurer : noun grouch
  • As in mutterer : noun grouch
  • As in sorehead : noun grouch
  • As in grouch : noun person who complains a lot
Example sentences :
  • The Growler had lost her bowsprit, and was otherwise damaged, and had been forced to strike also.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Haven't you sleep enough, growler, that you're not to be knocked up for once?'
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • How would they feel, to be always chained to the bench, as Growler is to his kennel?
  • Extract from : « Bird Stories and Dog Stories » by Anonymous
  • Growler at once bounded over the low wall and dived into the underwood.
  • Extract from : « Freaks on the Fells » by R.M. Ballantyne
  • For, assuredly, if in anything there was to be found a fault, Growler was the boy to find it.
  • Extract from : « Parkhurst Boys » by Talbot Baines Reed
  • After that he worked the growler on his own hook most of the time.
  • Extract from : « Children of the Tenements » by Jacob A. Riis
  • We can give Mr. Bradshaw a lift as far as he goes, and then he can take the growler on.
  • Extract from : « Somehow Good » by William de Morgan
  • He does not sell beer by the bucket or can or growler or schooner, but by the pint.
  • Extract from : « The American Language » by Henry L. Mencken
  • However, the most ignoble conveyance is undoubtedly the "growler."
  • Extract from : « The Champagne Standard » by Mrs. John Lane
  • I hailed a growler, and Wheeler told the driver where to go.
  • Extract from : « The Betrayal of John Fordham » by B.L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019