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POW

1.
prisoner of war.
Also, P.O.W.
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British Dictionary definitions for p o w

pow1

/paʊ/
interjection
1.
an exclamation imitative of a collision, explosion, etc

pow2

/paʊ/
noun
1.
(Scot) the head or a head of hair
Word Origin
a Scot variant of poll

pow3

/paʊ/
noun
1.
(Scot) a creek or slow stream
Word Origin
C15: from earlier Scots poll

POW

abbreviation
1.
prisoner of war
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Word Origin and History for p o w

pow

expression imitative of a blow, collision, etc., first recorded 1881.

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Slang definitions & phrases for p o w

pow

interjection

An imitation of a blow, collision, explosion, etc, used for sudden emphasis or to show sudden understanding: Suddenly bells went off and I knew that was it! Pow! (1881+)

noun

Power; influence; clout: only be apprehended by government action, that is, by political ''pow'' (1960s+)

[noun sense reinforced by power]


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Related Abbreviations for p o w

POW

prisoner of war
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