pow

1
[pou]

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.

Origin of pow

1
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85

pow

2
[poh, pou]

noun Scot. and North England.

the head; poll.

Origin of pow

2
First recorded in 1715–25; variant of poll1

POW

or P.O.W.

prisoner of war.
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pow

1

interjection

an exclamation imitative of a collision, explosion, etc

pow

2

noun

Scot the head or a head of hair

Word Origin for pow

a Scot variant of poll

pow

3

noun

Scot a creek or slow stream

Word Origin for pow

C15: from earlier Scots poll

POW

abbreviation for

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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