meow

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English

A pleading cat.

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Etymology

Onomatopoeic, simplified spelling of miaow.

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Interjection

meow

  1. The cry of a cat.
  2. Said in reply to a spiteful or catty comment.
  3. Said to denote seductiveness, mimicking a growl.

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Noun

meow (plural meows)

  1. The cry of a cat.

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Verb

meow (third-person singular simple present meows, present participle meowing, simple past and past participle meowed)

  1. (intransitive) Of a cat, to make its cry.

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