foul / fowl

foul / fowl
   Foul can means "offensive, rotten, or unfavorable": Foul language, foul meat, and foul weather are unacceptable at a picnic.
   Fowl refers to birds, especially domestic ones: Chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys are considered fowl.

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  • foul / fowl —    Foul can means offensive, rotten, or unfavorable : Foul language, foul meat, and foul weather are unacceptable at a picnic.    Fowl refers to birds, especially domestic ones: Chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys are considered fowl …   Confused words

  • Fowl — (foul), n. Note: Instead of the pl. {Fowls} the singular is often used collectively. [OE. foul, fowel, foghel, fuhel, fugel, AS. fugol; akin to OS. fugal D. & G. vogel, OHG. fogal, Icel. & Dan. fugl, Sw. fogel, f[*a]gel, Goth. fugls; of unknown… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foul — may refer to:*Foul (sports), an unfair or illegal sports act, including: **Foul (football), in football (soccer), an unfair act by a player as deemed by the referee **Professional foul, in football (soccer) or rugby, a deliberate act of foul play …   Wikipedia

  • fowl — /fowl/, n., pl. fowls, (esp. collectively) fowl, v. n. 1. the domestic or barnyard hen or rooster; chicken. Cf. domestic fowl. 2. any of several other, usually gallinaceous, birds that are barnyard, domesticated, or wild, as the duck, turkey, or… …   Universalium

  • Foul — (foul), n. [See {Fowl}.] A bird. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foul-spo|ken — «FOWL SPOH kuhn», adjective. = foul mouthed. (Cf. ↑foul mouthed) …   Useful english dictionary

  • foul-tongued — «FOWL TUHNGD», adjective. = foul mouthed. (Cf. ↑foul mouthed) …   Useful english dictionary

  • fowl — [foul] n. pl. fowls or fowl [ME foule, foghel < OE fugol, akin to Ger vogel, bird < Gmc * fuglaz, altered by dissimulation < * fluglaz < * flug , *fleug < IE * pleuk > FLY1] 1. any bird: now only in combination [wildfowl] 2. any …   English World dictionary

  • foul-mind|ed — «FOWL MYN dihd», adjective. foul or unclean in mind or thoughts …   Useful english dictionary

  • foul|mouthed — foul mouthed or foul|mouthed «FOWL MOWTHD, MOWTHT», adjective. using obscene, profane, or vile language …   Useful english dictionary

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