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bowwow

[bou-wou, -wou]
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noun
  1. the bark of a dog.
  2. an imitation of this.
  3. Chiefly Baby Talk. a dog.

Origin of bowwow

First recorded in 1570–80; rhyming compound; imitative
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Examples from the Web for bowwows

Historical Examples

  • If I don't, most of them will go to the bowwows, financially.

    A Captain in the Ranks

    George Cary Eggleston

  • They ought to be looking lovely in there with their tongues hanging out like a lot of bowwows sitting round on their behinds.