Definitions

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  • n. An unidentified yeti-like animal said to exist in parts of Australia.

Etymologies

From Gamilaraay yuwi ("dream spirit"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A 1997 "yowie" print photo is shown, and a "yowie hunter" tries to connect the mystery animal to a puppy's decapitation.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Labels: hoax, unknown feline, yowie posted by Chad Arment @ 1: 34 PM

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • British Columbia is having a resurgence of sasquatch sightings, but here's a report of yowie tracks in Australia.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • I had like, a kinder egg today, and a yowie yesterday.

    28th March '05

  • Like ither menseless graceless brutes. [unmannerly] 'An neist my yowie, silly thing, [next]

    Robert Burns How To Know Him

  • 'Mother,' he answered, 'ye dinna ken, nor yet do I, what to mak o' me -- what wits I hae, and what wits I haena; but this ye'll alloo, that, for onything ye ken, the bonny man may be cryin upon me to gang efter some puir little yowie o 'his, oot her lane i' the storm the nicht! '

    Heather and Snow

  • A "yowie" is Australia's version of a yeti, a k a Bigfoot.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Griffith University film student Col Bayford, 23, said the script was inspired by sasquatch stories in his native Canada and adapted to tell the tale of the Australian yowie.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • New film needs beast of a man to be the next yowie A QUEENSLAND film student has launched a search for a man to play the yowie in a movie about the mystical ape-like creature rumoured to roam the Australian bush.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • '' The northern missing link has been announced so many times that it was in danger of joining the yowie as a piece of North Queensland folklore, '' he said.

    Townsville Bulletin Latest News

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  • variant of yowe and ewe.

    June 9, 2009

  • The Australian equivalent of Bigfoot also has ... big footprints.

    But I don't like the word yowie much, reminds me of painful dropped-hammer-on-toe exclamations.

    June 26, 2008