- (used especially as an expression of intense or sudden pain.)
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Examples from the Web for ow
I call it depressin' meself, but some 'ow it seems to fit in with orphans an' widders!
I couldn't myke aht 'ow it was you never 'eard of the 'Orns.
"Ow, you are a funny man, Mr. 'Inde," she said between her titters.
If there ain't no such thing, sor, 'ow do we know w'ot it can do?The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
They were ow only two or three days' march from the Hungarian plains.
- an exclamation of pain
Word Origin and History for ow
14c. as an exclamation of surprise; 1919 as an expression of sudden pain.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper