pow

1 [pou]
interjection
1.
(used to express or indicate a heavy blow or a loud, explosive noise.)
noun
2.
a heavy blow or a loud, explosive noise.
3.
the power of exciting.
adjective
4.
exciting and appealing.

Origin:
1880–85, Americanism

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pow

2 [poh, pou]
noun Scot. and North England.
the head; poll.

Origin:
1715–25; variant of poll1

POW

prisoner of war.
Also, P.O.W.
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pow1 (paʊ)
 
interj
an exclamation imitative of a collision, explosion, etc

pow2 (paʊ)
 
n
(Scot) the head or a head of hair
 
[a Scot variant of poll]

pow3 (paʊ)
 
n
(Scot) a creek or slow stream
 
[C15: from earlier Scots poll]

POW
 
abbreviation for
prisoner of war

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pow
expression imitative of a blow, collision, etc., first recorded 1881.
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POW
prisoner of war
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