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Etymology 1[edit]

  • own (to have rightful possession of) +‎ -age


ownage (uncountable)

  1. (archaic, rare) ownership
    • 1576, Abraham Flemming (translating Pisistratus), A panoplie of epistles
      I Alone, of all the Graecians, haue not obteined the estate of a Monarche by extertion, neither haue I taken any thing, that was not mine owne by vsurpation: for I am by byrth, a Cecropian, I challenge that vnto me by right of ownage, ...

Etymology 2[edit]

  • own (to defeat, overwhelm) +‎ -age


ownage (uncountable)

  1. (slang) triumph or domination
    • 1999 February 2, Randolph, Gary, “Quake II with Diamond Monster II”, in alt.games.quake2, Usenet[1], retrieved 2016-09-24, message-ID <DXLt2.1218$LV6.9002640@news.netdirect.net>:
      OK so I got a Dimond Monster 3d II and i slid that sucka in and it seemed to be doing great but now it seems that quake2 will bomb out on me but the video card wont deinitialize thus i am stuck with a still screen and the only way to fix it is to reboot do i need new drivers or is it a setting in quake i need some help here cause with out the practice my play no longer contains any lighty frosted ownage
    • 2004, Veronica Mars (TV, episode 1.04, The Wrath of Con)
      "Ownage!" "Hey, it’s not ownage. I’m on your team!"
  2. (baseball) When one player has a history of domination over another player.
    • Smith is just 1-27 lifetime against Jones. Jones has real ownage over him.
    • 1998 August 9, K, Jack, “Mesa = GAS CAN”, in alt.sports.baseball.sf-giants, Usenet[2], retrieved 2016-09-24, message-ID <35CE80E1.B14B2A97@pacbell.net>:
      On August 23, 1993, the Braves came into San Francisco trailing the Giants by 7.5 games. The Braves swept the Giants in that pivotal series, and starting with that series, the Giants have won just 13 out of 51 games against the Braves. As Mike Krukow likes to say, "That's some serious ownage."