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ow

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interjection
  1. (used especially as an expression of intense or sudden pain.)
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Examples from the Web for ow

Historical Examples

  • I call it depressin' meself, but some 'ow it seems to fit in with orphans an' widders!

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • I couldn't myke aht 'ow it was you never 'eard of the 'Orns.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • "Ow, you are a funny man, Mr. 'Inde," she said between her titters.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • If there ain't no such thing, sor, 'ow do we know w'ot it can do?

  • They were ow only two or three days' march from the Hungarian plains.


British Dictionary definitions for ow

ow

interjection
  1. an exclamation of pain
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Word Origin and History for ow

interj.

14c. as an exclamation of surprise; 1919 as an expression of sudden pain.

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