jow

noun
\ ˈjau̇ How to pronounce jow (audio) \

Definition of jow

chiefly Scotland

First Known Use of jow

1515, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jow

Middle English jollen to knock

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“Jow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jow. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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