ow

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See also: ów, -ow, 'ow, and -ów

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

ow

  1. Synonym of ouch
  2. (music) Used for emotional emphasis.
    • 1970, Free (band), All Right Now (song)
      Now don't you wait or hesitate / Let's move before they raise the parking rate, ow!
    • 1987, Michael Jackson, Smooth Criminal (song)
      Then you ran into the bedroom / You were struck down / It was your doom, Annie / Ow!

Usage notes[edit]

In everyday colloquial (spoken or written) usage, the sound may be lengthened, such as in the form oww, usually to indicate an increase in pain or distress.

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Chinook Jargon[edit]

Noun[edit]

ow

  1. younger brother

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • (with regards to gender): ats
  • (with regards to age): kahpo