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[jou, joh]Scot.
  1. the ringing, tolling, or sound of a bell.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to ring or toll (a bell).
  2. to hit or strike (especially the head).
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verb (used without object)
  1. to rock from side to side.
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Origin of jow

1510–20; variant of joll (now dial.), Middle English jollen to strike < ?
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Historical Examples of jow

  • Jow went the town bell, and row-de-dow gaed the drums, and all in a minute was confusion and uproar in ilka street.

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  • Jud is Friso jow rêd jêvar, men morne wil hi jow kåning wertha, til thju hi over jo alle rjuchta mei.

  • Old Daddy hardly seemed impressed with the pleasure he had missed in losing a sociable "jow" with a ghostly crony.

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    Charles Egbert Craddock