ow

[ ou ]
/ aʊ /
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interjection

(used especially as an expression of intense or sudden pain.)

Nearby words

  1. ovulatory,
  2. ovule,
  3. ovulocyclic,
  4. ovulum,
  5. ovum,
  6. owatonna,
  7. owe,
  8. owelty,
  9. owen,
  10. owen glendower

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British Dictionary definitions for ow

ow

/ () /

interjection

an exclamation of pain
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for ow

ow

interj.

14c. as an exclamation of surprise; 1919 as an expression of sudden pain.

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