yeow

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Imitative; compare ow, yowch, etc.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

yeow

  1. Expressing sudden pain or startlement.
    • 1999, Annie Berthold-Bond, Better Basics for the Home: Simple Solutions for Less Toxic Living
      Yeow! I don't think I could recommend going to this extreme, but the story certainly illustrates the lengths to which one is inspired to go to experience the feeling of steam-cleaned skin.
    • 1995, Robin Gibson, The Sheriff of Whiskey City
      "You see anything?" Yeow! I jumped ten feet in the air, dropping the lamp in the process.