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pow1

[pou] /paʊ/
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
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism

pow2

[poh, pou] /poʊ, paʊ/
noun, Scot. and North England
1.
the head; poll.
Origin
1715-25; variant of poll1

POW

1.
prisoner of war.
Also, P.O.W.
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Examples from the web for pow
  • Once a cooking show host, kung pow now finds himself fighting on the side of good.
  • Kiln found out about kung pow being one of his opponents, he was not at all please.
  • Many pow wow dancers use the eagle claw as part of their regalia as well.
British Dictionary definitions for pow

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 pow

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for pow

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 pow

POW

prisoner of war
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