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[pohn, pawn, pee-ohn, -awn] /poʊn, pɔn, piˈoʊn, -ˈɔn/
verb (used with object)
Slang. to totally defeat or dominate, especially in a video or computer game: You just got pwned!
I pwned those guys in the end.
Origin of pwn
1990-95; intentional misspelling of own (used in the same sense), probably from the common mistake of typing “p” instead of the adjacent “o” on a standard keyboard Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Word Origin and History for pwned

"dominated, humiliatingly defeated, taken over," by 2001, "leetspeak" slang, probably from the common typographical mistake for owned (the -p- and -o- keys being adjacent on standard English keyboards) in the gamer slang sense "completely dominated by another" (in a contest).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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