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jow

[ jou, joh ]
/ dʒaʊ, dʒoʊ /
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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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