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[bou-wou, -wou]
  1. the bark of a dog.
  2. an imitation of this.
  3. Chiefly Baby Talk. a dog.
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Origin of bowwow

First recorded in 1570–80; rhyming compound; imitative
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Related Words for bowwows

puppy, pup, beagle, cur, stray, tyke, bitch, mutt, hound, mongrel, doggy, pooch, frank, dog, wiener, link, weenie, canine, afghan, pointer

Examples from the Web for bowwows

Historical Examples of bowwows

  • If I don't, most of them will go to the bowwows, financially.

    A Captain in the Ranks

    George Cary Eggleston

  • They ought to be looking lovely in there with their tongues hanging out like a lot of bowwows sitting round on their behinds.