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English definition of “howler”

howler

noun [C] uk   /ˈhaʊ.lər/ us    /-lɚ/
a stupid and obvious mistake, especially in something that someone says or writes: I called her by the name of his first wife, which was a bit of a howler.Faults and mistakes
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