pow

1
[pou]
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noun
  1. a heavy blow or a loud, explosive noise.
  2. the power of exciting.
adjective
  1. exciting and appealing.

Origin of pow

1
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85

pow

2
[poh, pou]
noun Scot. and North England.
  1. the head; poll.

Origin of pow

2
First recorded in 1715–25; variant of poll1

POW

or P.O.W.

  1. prisoner of war.
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pow

1
interjection
  1. an exclamation imitative of a collision, explosion, etc

pow

2
noun
  1. Scot the head or a head of hair

Word Origin for pow

a Scot variant of poll

pow

3
noun
  1. Scot a creek or slow stream

Word Origin for pow

C15: from earlier Scots poll

POW

abbreviation for
  1. prisoner of war
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Word Origin and History for pow

expression imitative of a blow, collision, etc., first recorded 1881.

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