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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 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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Beginning in the 1970s this was the popular term for a 'great party' in Western Canada. Its usage sprung from the enthusiastic party howls and hoots that could be heard at a distance from the many party-goers. It originated in North Delta (back when it was still unspoiled), a small, unique, adventurous, forested, geographically elevated suburban community bounded on four sides by the Fraser River, Burn's Bog, farmlands down to Boundary Bay, and the then sprawling, sparsely inhabited municipality of Surrey to the east. All ages of teenagers would end up partying together (most of them still friends decades later) on weekends in local forest clearings or in youngster's homes (when the parents went away on holidays!), and the loud, long howls of enjoyment we're the familiar signature of those memorable occasions. Those special celebrations of youthful freedom and friendship are still being enjoyed today. Rock on!
Jim's parents have gone away on holiday, so there'll be a big party at his place all weekend and everyone's going — it's gonna be a howler!
by Ed Word April 03, 2011
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