bowwow

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noun bow·wow \ˈbau̇-ˌwau̇, bau̇-ˈ\

Definition of bowwow

  1. 1 :  the bark of a dog; also :  dog

  2. 2 :  noisy clamor

  3. 3 :  arrogant dogmatic manner

Examples of bowwow in a sentence

  1. <the bowwow coming from the store's returns desk on the day after Christmas>

Origin and Etymology of bowwow

imitative


First Known Use: 1785


BOWWOW Defined for English Language Learners

bowwow

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noun bow·wow \ˈbau̇-ˌwau̇, bau̇-ˈ\

Definition of bowwow for English Language Learners

  • : the usual sound made by dog : a dog's bark



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