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[you] /yaʊ/
interjection, noun
(an exclamation or shout of pain, dismay, etc.)
Origin of yow
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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exclamation, with various meanings, mid-15c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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yow in Technology

/yow/ (From "Zippy the Pinhead" comics) A favoured hacker expression of humorous surprise or emphasis. "Yow! Check out what happens when you twiddle the foo option on this display hack!"
Compare gurfle.
[Jargon File]

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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