- 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
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Examples from the Web for 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.