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bowwow

[ bou-wou, -wou ]
/ ˈbaʊˌwaʊ, -ˈwaʊ /
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noun

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

RELATED WORDS

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

Nearby words

bowstring, bowstring hemp, bowstring truss, bowtel, bowwood, bowwow, bowyangs, bowyer, box, box beam, box bed

Origin of bowwow

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

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.