bowwow

noun
bow·​wow | \ ˈbau̇-ˌwau̇ How to pronounce bowwow (audio) , bau̇-ˈwau How to pronounce bowwow (audio) \

Definition of bowwow

1 : the bark of a dog also : dog
2 : noisy clamor
3 : arrogant dogmatic manner

Examples of bowwow in a Sentence

the bowwow coming from the store's returns desk on the day after Christmas

First Known Use of bowwow

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bowwow

imitative

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Cite this Entry

“Bowwow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bowwow. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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