wow

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Etymology[edit]

Attested since the 16th century, of Scottish origin.

Interjection[edit]

wow

  1. An indication of excitement or surprise.
    • 1513, Gavin Douglas, Virgil Æneid (translation) vi. Prol. 19:
      Out on thir wanderand spiritis, wow! thow cryis.
  2. An expression of amazement or awe.
    Wow! How do they do that?
  3. Used sarcastically to express disapproval of something.
    Wow... I can't believe you would do such a thing."

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Verb[edit]

wow (third-person singular simple present wows, present participle wowing, simple past and past participle wowed)

  1. (informal) To amaze or awe.
    He really wowed the audience.

Noun[edit]

wow (plural wows)

  1. (informal) An exceptionally surprising or unbelievable fact.
    He did? That's a wow!

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