howler

Primary Meanings of howler

1.
n
monkey of tropical South American forests having a loud howling cry
2.
n
a glaring blunder
3.
n
a joke that seems extremely funny
Full Definitions of howler
1

n monkey of tropical South American forests having a loud howling cry

Synonyms:
howler monkey
Type of:
New World monkey, platyrrhine, platyrrhinian
hairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tails
2

n a glaring blunder

Type of:
bloomer, blooper, blunder, boo-boo, botch, bungle, flub, foul-up, pratfall
an embarrassing mistake
3

n a joke that seems extremely funny

Synonyms:
belly laugh, riot, scream, sidesplitter, thigh-slapper, wow
Type of:
gag, jape, jest, joke, laugh
a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter

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