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A sporting term used to describe a particularly terrible piece of play, usually due to the stupidity of a single player. A howler is not incurred through bad luck or even poor play, but rather through absolute amateurish hopelessness. A howler in soccer for example would be if a completely unmarked goalkeeper who was under no pressure inexplicably fumbled a simple ball into the path of an opponent who subsequently scored.
Did you blokes see Jerzy Dudek drop that ball into the path of Diego Forlan?? Mate that clown is a dead set howler merchant.
by dragons_redv March 14, 2009
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A method of guessing on a multiple choice test that involves looking at the position of the second hand. If the hand is between 12 and 3 the guess is A. If the hand is between 3 and 6 the guess is B. Between 6 and 9 guess C. Between 9 and 12 guess D.
I passed my test! Thanks to the Clock Method
by ET4444 November 12, 2007
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A term commonly used in Dublin, Ireland to describe a fowl-looking woman. A woman usually cursed with particularly ugly facial features rather than an undesirable body type. This 'howler' is called so because she reminds one of a hound or an ugly looking mongrel dog.
"Shardon? He's ridin' Shardon? Jayzus, she's some howler, he must be desperate."

"I saw your ex today Jenny. His new girlfriend is a TOTAL howler! You're so much better hun. They deserve each other, what a bastard!"
by leblondebabe July 14, 2012
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A derogatory term used in English denoting the ugliest person possible.
He/She's a bit of a howler.

He/She makes a minger look good.
A face like a bag of rusty spanners; what a howler.
by Adiep July 08, 2012
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Howler is often recognized as a magical item from the Harry Potter series, when in fact that is not all it is. In British slang, a 'Howler' is a boner. JK Rowling sure got all us Americans, didn't she?
"Oy, Fred, you better get to the bathroom and take care of that howler!"
by Vicky February 17, 2005
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Sense 1, somebody who is really loud and vocal.
Sense 2, somebody who lets out loud vocalizations, similar to the howl of a wolf, when they're in pain.
I don't think I can go to haunted houses, because I am such a howler.
When my nurse was giving me a shot, she couldn't hear over me because I am a howler.
by lupophiliac December 04, 2013
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To have a particularly bad day, where nothing seems to be going the way it should.
I missed my train, I forgot my homework and I forgot my driving lesson...i've had a howler.

by Pusher November 23, 2005
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