Williams wowed the cast, and reduced them—inevitably—to fits of laughter.
The seven-page memo on Russia and the former Soviet Bloc wowed Clinton for being “so lucid [and] so well-written.”
Behold Kick-Ass, the film that wowed a small group of hard-core film geeks—and includes Nicolas Cage's funniest role in years.
Fox released Alvin and the Chipmunks and saw opening numbers that wowed Hollywood.
Laurenti wowed at the Boston auditions with her jazzy performance of “Blue Skies” and won fans with her Footloose-inspired story.
Michelle has wowed the crowds from Washington and Westminster.
Despite such enforced breaks, Cruz wowed with his the-end-is-nigh message.
Initially, President Obama wowed the big rich, leading The New York Times to dub him “the hedge fund candidate.”
Then we Great Britains, feeling as we had been hartfully swindled, rose up in our mighty wroth and wowed wengeance!
She's a woman, and women slop over when they're all wowed up!
1510s, Scottish interjection, a natural expression of amazement. "This old interjection had a new popularity in the early 1900s and again during the 1960s and later" [DAS].
"overwhelm with delight or amazement," 1924, American English slang, from wow (interj.). Related: Wowed; wowing. Used as a noun meaning "unqualified success" since 1920.
(also wowee-kazowee or wowie-kazowie) An exclamation of pleasure, wonder, admiration, surprise, etc •This old interjection had a new popularity in the early 1900s and again during the 1960s and later: Wow, what a nice voice you have!/ Oh, wow, far out!/ Hey, wow!/ I have a PhD in communications from UCLA. Well, wowee-kazowee!/ Big rock-'n'-roll concerts are often as much about wowiekazowie production values, video, neon, fireworks, suggestively costumed young men and women, as music (entry form 1513+, variants 1990s+)
To impress someone powerfully and favorably; KNOCK someone DEAD, lay them in the aisles: wondering whether he'll make a fraternity and whether or not he'll wow the girls/ all self-proclaimed poets who, to wow an audience, utter some resonant line (1920s+ Show business)
[echoic of a bark or howl of approval]
An intrusive wavering sound from a record player, usually caused by uneven running of the turntable
[1930s+ Electronics; echoic of a howl or yowl]