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



BrE BrE//skaʊl//
; NAmE NAmE//skaʊl//
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an angry look or expression He looked up at me with a scowl. Her brows drew together in a scowl. His face was set in a permanent scowl. See related entries: Facial expressions Word Originlate Middle English (as a verb): probably of Scandinavian origin; compare with Danish skule ‘scowl’. The noun dates from the early 16th cent.
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