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ˈboʊ i, ˈbu ibowie

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bowie, Jim Bowie, James Bowienoun

    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)


  1. bowienoun

    A Bowie knife


  1. bowie

    Bowie can refer to several things: 1. David Bowie: Renowned British singer, songwriter, and actor, famous for his distinctive voice and eclectic musical style. Key figure in the music industry who has left an indelible mark with hits like "Space Oddity," "Heroes," "Let's Dance," and "Under Pressure." 2. Bowie knife: A large knife with a blade that is typically six to eight inches long, designed by James Black in the 19th century for Jim Bowie, who had become famous for his use of a large knife at a duel known as the Sandbar Fight. 3. Bowie, Maryland: A city in Prince George's County, in the U.S state of Maryland. 4. Jim Bowie: A 19th Century American pioneer and fighter in the Texas Revolution, known for his famous Bowie knife. He died at the Battle of the Alamo. Usage of the term would depend on the subject matter being discussed, with the most common references being either to David Bowie or the Bowie knife.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BOWIE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bowie is ranked #3039 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bowie surname appeared 11,786 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 4 would have the surname Bowie.

    51.3% or 6,052 total occurrences were Black.
    41.5% or 4,897 total occurrences were White.
    2.9% or 352 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.9% or 345 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.7% or 91 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 50 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bowie in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bowie in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of bowie in a Sentence

  1. New York:

    David Bowie has saved my life and many people's lives. David Bowie's my favorite person, David Bowie, so David Bowie's made me love life, this is just great.

  2. Lady Gaga:

    It did hurt. But what are you going to do? I can’t… it’s his father, you know. Whatever he was feeling in that moment I have compassion and love for him. But yes, of course it hurt. I still have to trust and believe in myself as a Bowie fan. I’m not his family, and the thing is, that’s his father. His father is not David Bowie, his father is David Jones.

  3. James Russell Lowell:

    I have always been of the mind that in a democracy manners are the only effective weapons against the bowie-knife.

  4. Paul McCartney:

    I ’m proud to think of the huge influence Kanye West has had on people all around the world. ... Kanye West star will shine in the sky forever, the Rolling Stones are shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the death of our dear friend David Bowie.

  5. That Grammy:

    It was the greatest privilege to work with David Bowie and to experience his creativity, sue.

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