Foul or Fowl?
Foul or Fowl?What is the difference between "foul" and "fowl"?
- "Foul" means bad, revolting, or distasteful. For example:
- This tomato tastes foul.
- In fair weather, you must prepare for foul weather. (Writer Thomas Fuller)
- In sport, a "foul" is is unfair play. For example:
- That was a foul, referee.
- A "fowl" is a bird, namely gamefowl, landfowl, and waterfowl. For example:
- Many birds that are eaten by humans are fowl, including poultry such as chickens or turkeys.
- It is better to use fair means and fail than foul means and conquer. (Roman historian Sallust)
- Golf is the only game I know where you call a foul on yourself. (Baseball executive Joe Torre)
- People always say "Etta, you know what your problem is? You're neither fish nor fowl. There is no place to rack you." (Singer Etta James)
- Many languages do not distinguish between poultry and fowl.
- foul smelling
- foul play
- to cry foul
- to fall foul of
- wild fowl
- guinea fowl
- water fowl
More about "Foul"The adjective "foul" describes something bad or repulsive. Example sentences with "foul":
More about "Fowl"The noun "fowl" means a bird or birds. (NB: "Fowl" is the plural of "fowl.") Fowl can be barnyard birds, domesticated birds, or wild birds.
Example sentences with "fowl":