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interjection, noun
  1. (an exclamation or shout of pain, dismay, etc.)
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Origin of yow

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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Examples from the Web for yow

Historical Examples of yow

  • If I do not come to yow at fyve, you are not to tarry for me, but to fall on.

    The Jacobite Rebellions (1689-1746)

    James Pringle Thomson

  • In MS. G, "that yow and all they that hes done, and dois as ye do, sall."

  • Yow say, It is nott so; but I will wynne it throw my awin werkis.

  • Yow weant move her like that, I tell you, lad,” said Hickathrift.

    Dick o' the Fens

    George Manville Fenn

  • Now then, what are yow gimbling (grinning) at, young mester?

    Dick o' the Fens

    George Manville Fenn

Word Origin and History for yow

exclamation, with various meanings, mid-15c.

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