pow

1
[ pou ]
/ paʊ /

interjection

(used to express or indicate a heavy blow or a loud, explosive noise.)

noun

a heavy blow or a loud, explosive noise.
the power of exciting.

adjective

exciting and appealing.

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Origin of pow

1
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85

Definition for pow (2 of 3)

pow2
[ poh, pou ]
/ poʊ, paʊ /

noun Scot. and North England.

the head; poll.

Origin of pow

2
First recorded in 1715–25; variant of poll1

Definition for pow (3 of 3)

POW

or P.O.W.


prisoner of war.
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British Dictionary definitions for pow (1 of 4)

pow1
/ (paʊ) /

interjection

an exclamation imitative of a collision, explosion, etc

British Dictionary definitions for pow (2 of 4)

pow2
/ (paʊ) /

noun

Scot the head or a head of hair

Word Origin for pow

a Scot variant of poll

British Dictionary definitions for pow (3 of 4)

pow3
/ (paʊ) /

noun

Scot a creek or slow stream

Word Origin for pow

C15: from earlier Scots poll

British Dictionary definitions for pow (4 of 4)

POW

abbreviation for

prisoner of war
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