yow

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English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

yow (plural yows)

  1. (dialect) A ewe; a female sheep.

Etymology 2[edit]

Interjection[edit]

yow

  1. Expression of pain; ouch.
    Yow! I dropped it on my toe!
  2. Expression of humorous surprise or emphasis.
    You've been divorced four times? Yow!
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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English ēow.

Pronoun[edit]

yow

  1. you

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain; most likely from Old English ēow.

Pronoun[edit]

yow (personal, emphatic)

  1. (South Scots) you

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Wolof[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

yow

  1. you (second-person singular subject pronoun)

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Yapese[edit]

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yow

  1. Third-person dual pronoun; they two

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References[edit]

  • Jensen, John Thayer (1977) Yapese Reference Grammar, Honolulu: The University press of Hawaii, pages 132-135