meow

noun me·ow \ mē-ˈau̇ \
variants: or British
|Updated on: 2 May 2018

Definition of meow

1 : the cry of a cat
2 : a spiteful or malicious remark

meow

(chiefly US) or British miaow intransitive verb

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Origin and Etymology of meow

imitative



MEOW Defined for English Language Learners

meow

Definition of meow for English Language Learners

  • : the crying sound made by a cat


MEOW Defined for Kids

1

meow

noun me·ow \ mē-ˈau̇ \

Definition of meow for Students

: the cry of a cat

2

meow

verb

Definition of meow for Students

meowed; meowing
: to make the cry of a cat


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