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See also: PWN
From own, possibly born out of a typographical error (the adjacency of o and p on qwerty keyboards).
Originally pronounced /əʊn/ (UK) / /oʊn/ (US), like own, and now often pronounced /pəʊn/ (UK) / /poʊn/ (US). Other pronunciations include:
- (UK) IPA(key): /pɔːn/ or /piˈəʊn/ or /piˈɔːn/
- (US) IPA(key): /pɔn/ or /piˈoʊn/ or /piˈɔn/
Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -ɔːn, -əʊn, -ɔn, -oʊn
pwn (third-person singular simple present pwns, present participle pwning, simple past and past participle pwned or pwnd or pwnt)
- (Internet slang, online gaming, originally leet, transitive, intransitive) To own, to defeat or dominate (someone or something, especially a game or someone playing a game).
- 2005, AlphaDream, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, Nintendo:
- NOOBZ STILL R NOT PWNED. CONTINUE PWNERSHIP UNTIL ALL NOOBZ R PWNED.
pwn (countable and uncountable, plural pwns)
- (Internet slang, originally leetspeak) Triumph, victory. Often exclaimed after an opponent in a video game is defeated.
- (Internet slang, computer security, originally leetspeak) An exploit in computer security.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 “pwn” in the Cambridge English Dictionary, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 PC Magazine Encyclopedia: Pronounced "pone," "pwen," "pawn" or "pun,"...
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 “pwn”, in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
- ^ Connie Eble, in Julie Coleman (ed.), Global English Slang: Methodologies and Perspectives (2014, →ISBN: "own/pwn (pronounced either on or pon) 'to dominate an opponent, often in a video game'"
- ^ Bonnie Nardi, My Life as a Night Elf Priest: An Anthropological Account →ISBN, page 16: "In PvP, players enjoy “pwning” opponents, that is, defeating them, in heated contests. The term pwn (pronounced “pone”) comes from own, slang for defeat, and is said to have originated when a player mistakenly typed a “p” instead of an “o,” ..."
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