howler howler  /ˈhaʊ lər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a joke that seems extremely funny
  2. (n) monkey of tropical South American forests having a loud howling cry
  3. (n) a glaring blunder

Usage(s):

  1. As a boy, he was James Howlett: little howler, or wolf boy names are destiny in superhero stories.
  2. Hearing the dawn cacophony of howler monkeys always gives me a deep sense of pleasure--the joy of being back in the tropics.
  3. The small 42-room hotel is located on 120-acres of rainforest, populated with toucans and howler monkeys.

News

  • Adventurous Travel in Costa Rica

    THE PROBLEM WITH MUDDY, medium-brown river water isn't the color, which looks right and true in the Costa Rican jungle, under a canopy of green rustling with howler monkeys and chatty with birds. The problem is that you can't see Saddam Hussein.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

Quotes

  1. "I feel very lucky to be ahead of 'Howler'," Casey told the tour's website. "He has had injury and fitness problems for much of the year. If he hadn't I think David would have been so far ahead by now it would all be over."
    on Oct 25, 2006 By: Paul Casey Source: Independent Online

  2. "The referee's made a complete and utter howler," Jewell said.
    on Nov 2, 2008 By: Paul Jewell Source: Times Online

  3. "Yes, he committed a terrible howler against Man City. But individual mistakes happen," noted Bruce. "I've taken him aside and told him we all make them - but, please, not any more! I saw Titus produce an unbelievable display at Arsenal. He...
    on Dec 6, 2007 By: Steve Bruce Source: Sportinglife.com

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