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[ jou, joh ]
/ dʒaʊ, dʒoʊ /


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.

Nearby words

joviality, jovially, jovian, jovian planet, jovian planets, jow, jowett, jowett, benjamin, jowl, jowly, joy

Origin of jow

1510–20; variant of joll (now dial.), Middle English jollen to strike < ? Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019