\ ˈau̇ , ˈü \

Definition of ow 

(Entry 1 of 2)

used especially to express sudden pain Ow! That hurts!

Definition of OW (Entry 2 of 2)

one-way

First Known Use of ow

Interjection

1834, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ow

Interjection

from ow, interjection expressing surprise, from Middle English

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English Language Learners Definition of ow

—used to express sudden pain

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