chiefly Scotland

Word History

Etymology

Middle English jollen to knock

First Known Use

1515, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jow was in 1515

Dictionary Entries Near jow

Cite this Entry

“Jow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jow. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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