pwn

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

own, possibly born out of a typographical error (o being adjacent to p on qwerty keyboards).

Verb[edit]

pwn (third-person singular simple present pwns, present participle pwning, simple past and past participle pwned or pwnd or pwnt)

  1. (Internet slang, online gaming, originally leet) To own in the sense of defeat.
  2. (Internet slang, online gaming, originally leet) To beat someone or something by a wide margin, usually in relation to a game.

Noun[edit]

pwn (uncountable)

  1. (Internet, slang, originally leetspeak) Triumph, defeat, victory. Often exclaimed after an opponent in a video game is defeated.

Derived terms[edit]

Quotations[edit]

  • 2001, Edward Glamkowski, in alt.games.diablo2 [1]
    Otherwise I use fury as my normal attack. Fury completely pwns!
  • 2003, James Grahame, in alt.games.everquest [2]
    When you get to the Temple of Marr, look very closely at the vases at zone-in and see if you can find the picture where Mith Marr "pwns" someone.
  • 2004, Bronney Hui, in alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia [3]
    My Trident pwns the Cirrus Logics!
  • 2005, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
    NOOBZ STILL R NOT PWNED. CONTINUE PWNERSHIP UNTIL ALL NOOBZ R PWNED.