[ bou-wou, -wou ]
/ ˈbaʊˌwaʊ, -ˈwaʊ /


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

Origin of bowwow

First recorded in 1570–80; rhyming compound; imitative Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bowwow

  • Ive heard of the bowwow theory and the dingdong theory, said Thwaite, his hands busy with the machine.

    The Record of Currupira|Robert Abernathy