- 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
"dominated, humiliatingly defeated, taken over," by 2001, "leetspeak" slang, probably from the common typographical mistake for owned (the -p- and -o- keys being adjacent on standard English keyboards) in the gamer slang sense "completely dominated by another" (in a contest).