AskDefine | Define bowie

Dictionary Definition

Bowie n : United States pioneer and hero of the Texas revolt against Mexico; he shared command of the garrison that resisted the Mexican attack on the Alamo where he died (1796-1836) [syn: Jim Bowie, James Bowie]

Extensive Definition

Bowie is a Scots surname, derived from the Scottish Gaelic word buie (pronounced approximately boe-ay), meaning yellow-haired. The family is a sept of Clan Donald and originates from the area of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. The name spread from Scotland with Scottish emigrants.
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Fictional Characters

  • Bowie, the default name of the protagonist of the Shining Force II video game.

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Geography

  • Bowie Seamount, a submarine volcano on the coast of British Columbia, Canada
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