bowwow

[ bou-wou, -wou ]
/ ˈbaʊˌwaʊ, -ˈwaʊ /

noun

the bark of a dog.
an imitation of this.
Chiefly Baby Talk. a dog.

QUIZZES

IS YOUR DESERT PLANT KNOWLEDGE SUCCULENT OR DRIED UP?

Cactus aficionados, don't get left in the dust with this quiz on desert plants. Find out if you have the knowledge to survive this prickly foray into the desert!
Question 1 of 7
This tall, horizontally branched cactus is probably the most recognizable cactus in Arizona. What is it called?

Origin of bowwow

First recorded in 1570–80; rhyming compound; imitative
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for bowwow

British Dictionary definitions for bowwow

bow-wow
/ (ˈbaʊˌwaʊ, -ˈwaʊ) /

noun

a child's word for dog
an imitation of the bark of a dog

verb

(intr) to bark or imitate a dog's bark
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012