Definition of prowl noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//praʊl//
; NAmE NAmE//praʊl//
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Word Originlate Middle English: of unknown origin.Idioms
(be/go) on the prowl
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(of an animal or a person) moving quietly and carefully, hunting or looking for something There was a fox on the prowl near the chickens. an intruder on the prowl
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