'Wow' is Scottish in origin. It appears in the poems of Allan Ramsay the poet (1686–1758) and of Robert Burns as in "And, wow! Tam saw an unco sight!" - 'Tam o' Shanter' poem. The word is probably a contraction of the interjection 'I vow!'. The word travelled to America where it took root and returned to the U.K. probably in the 20th century.
- An indication of excitement or surprise.
- Wow! I never expected this!
- An expression of amazement or awe.
- Wow! How do they do that?
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- To amaze or awe.
- He really wowed the audience.
wow (plural wows)
- An exceptionally surprising or unbelievable fact.
- He did? That's a wow!