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Definition of an OWL

OWL

noun

  • acronym for "Older Wiser Learner". A euphemism for an older person enrolled in college courses. (Often also called "returning student".)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

    Citation from "James Kates: A Lifelong Hobby Becomes A College Degree", Ambler Campus of Temple University - Admissions censored in hope of resolving Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Mar 24 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Mar 24 2010.

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Definitions include: a word that has come to be an acronym (or is viewed by some as an acronym) when it was not originally an acronym.
Definitions include: acronym for "today I learned".
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Definitions include: acronym for "you know what I mean."
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Definitions include: acronym for "just shaking my head".
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Definitions include: abbreviated form of "people", used in electronic communication.
Definitions include: acronym for "thanks in advance".

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Other terms relating to 'learn':

Definitions include: teach.
Definitions include: acronym for "today I learned".

Other terms relating to 'old':

Definitions include: big, but not necessarily old.
Definitions include: a weakling; "wimp".
Definitions include: acronym for "burned out old fart".
Definitions include: a child who is similar to one or more of its parents.
Definitions include: backronym for "cool".
Definitions include: acronym for "dirty old fucking hippie".
Definitions include: an elderly person.
Definitions include: to have sex with someone who has an attractive body but an unattractive face.
Definitions include: to be annoying due to repetition.
Definitions include: to make a strong attempt.
Definitions include: to get rid of someone or something.
Definitions include: see good old boy.
Definitions include: a certain type of person living in the rural/southern United States; "hick"; "redneck".
Definitions include: acronym for "Grand Old Party."
Definitions include: a promiscuous woman.

Other terms relating to 'wise':

Definitions include: To think you know everything. Or making a disbelieving remark.
Definitions include: with an ability to handle situations in urban environments.
Definitions include: an insolent person.
Definitions include: a member of the mafia (aka "mob.")
Definitions include: to become aware of something, especially a scam.

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