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EnglishEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

Attested since the 16th century, of Scottish origin.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: wou, IPA(key): /waʊ̯/
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  • Rhymes: -aʊ

InterjectionEdit

wow

  1. An indication of excitement, surprise, astonishment, or pleasure.
    • 1513, Gavin Douglas, Virgil Æneid (translation) vi. Prol. 19:
      Out on thir wanderand spiritis, wow! thow cryis.
  2. An expression of amazement, awe, or admiration.
    Wow! How do they do that?
  3. Used sarcastically to express disapproval of something.
    Wow... I can't believe you would do such a thing.
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VerbEdit

wow (third-person singular simple present wows, present participle wowing, simple past and past participle wowed)

  1. (informal) To amaze or awe.
    He really wowed the audience.
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NounEdit

wow (plural wows)

  1. (informal) Anything exceptionally surprising, unbelievable, outstanding, etc.
    • 1932, Delos W. Lovelace, King Kong, published 1965, page 144:
      ‘And say, Jimmy, wait till you see me in my new outfit...It’s a wow, kid.’
    • 1991, Stephen Fry, The Liar, p. 27:
      ‘Jesus suffering fuck,’ said Adrian. ‘It's not half a thought.’
      ‘Face it, it's a wow.’
    He did? That's a wow!
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Etymology 2Edit

Imitative.

NounEdit

wow (plural wows)

  1. (audio) A relatively slow form of flutter (pitch variation) which can affect both gramophone records and tape recorders.

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AtikamekwEdit

NounEdit

wow

  1. egg

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

wow

  1. Alternative form of wowe

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English wow.

InterjectionEdit

wow

  1. wow (an indication of excitement or surprise)