[pohn, pawn, pee-ohn, -awn]

verb (used with object)

Slang. to totally defeat or dominate, especially in a video or computer game: You just got pwned! I pwned those guys in the end.

Origin of pwn

1990–95; intentional misspelling of own (used in the same sense), probably from the common mistake of typing “p” instead of the adjacent “o” on a standard keyboard Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019