jow

[ jou, joh ]
/ dʒaʊ, dʒoʊ /
Scot.

noun

the ringing, tolling, or sound of a bell.

verb (used with object)

to ring or toll (a bell).
to hit or strike (especially the head).

verb (used without object)

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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Example sentences from the Web for 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.

  • 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.

    The Young Mountaineers|Charles Egbert Craddock