wow

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Attested since the 16th century, of Scottish origin.

Interjection[edit]

wow

  1. An indication of excitement, surprise, astonishment, or pleasure.
    • 1513, Gavin Douglas, Virgil Æneid (translation) vi. Prol. 19:
      Out on thir wanderand spiritis, wow! thow cryis.
  2. An expression of amazement, awe, or admiration.
    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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Translations[edit]

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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!
  2. (audio) A relatively slow form of flutter (pitch variation) which can affect both gramophone records and tape recorders.

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Atikamekw[edit]

Noun[edit]

wow

  1. egg

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English wow.

Interjection[edit]

wow

  1. An indication of excitement or surprise.