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pow1

[pou]
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interjection
  1. (used to express or indicate a heavy blow or a loud, explosive noise.)
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noun
  1. a heavy blow or a loud, explosive noise.
  2. the power of exciting.
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adjective
  1. exciting and appealing.
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Origin of pow1

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85

pow2

[poh, pou]
noun Scot. and North England.
  1. the head; poll.
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Origin of pow2

First recorded in 1715–25; variant of poll1

POW

or P.O.W.

  1. prisoner of war.
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British Dictionary definitions for pow

pow1

interjection
  1. an exclamation imitative of a collision, explosion, etc
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pow2

noun
  1. Scot the head or a head of hair
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Word Origin

a Scot variant of poll

pow3

noun
  1. Scot a creek or slow stream
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Word Origin

C15: from earlier Scots poll

POW

abbreviation for
  1. prisoner of war
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Word Origin and History for pow

expression imitative of a blow, collision, etc., first recorded 1881.

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