- 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
Word Origin and History for pwned
"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).