jow

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

Origin of jow

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