ow

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interjection \ˈau̇, ˈü\

Definition of ow

  1. —used especially to express sudden pain Ow! That hurts!

Origin and Etymology of ow

from ow, interjection expressing surprise, from Middle English


OW

abbreviation

Definition of OW

  1. one-way


OW Defined for English Language Learners

ow

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interjection

Definition of ow for English Language Learners

  • —used to express sudden pain

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