[syn: howler monkey, howler]
3. a glaring blunder;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Howler \Howl"er\, n.
1. One who howls.
2. (Zool.) Any South American monkey of the genus Mycetes.
Many species are known. They are arboreal in their habits,
and are noted for the loud, discordant howling in which
they indulge at night.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a joke that seems extremely funny [syn: belly laugh,
sidesplitter, howler, thigh-slapper, scream, wow,
2: monkey of tropical South American forests having a loud
howling cry [syn: howler monkey, howler]
3: a glaring blunder
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
57 Moby Thesaurus words for "howler":
Irish bull, belly laugh, bloomer, blooper, blue story, blunder,
bobble, bonehead play, boner, boo-boo, boob stunt, boot, clanger,
clinker, dirty joke, dirty story, double entendre, dumb trick,
error, ethnic joke, fool mistake, foozle, foul-up, fun,
funny story, gaffe, gag, good one, good story, goof, jape, jest,
jestbook, joke, laugh, louse-up, malapropism, mistake, muck-up,
panic, play, point, pratfall, rib tickler, riot, scream, screamer,
screw-up, sick joke, sidesplitter, sight gag, sport, story,
visual joke, wheeze, wow, yarn