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bow-wow

/ˈbaʊˌwaʊ; -ˈwaʊ/
noun
1.
a child's word for dog
2.
an imitation of the bark of a dog
verb
3.
(intransitive) to bark or imitate a dog's bark
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Word Origin and History for bow-wow

imitative of a dog's barking, first recorded 1570s.

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