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EtymologyEdit

Attested since the 16th century, of Scottish origin.

PronunciationEdit

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.

NounEdit

wow (plural wows)

  1. (informal) An exceptionally surprising or unbelievable fact.
    He did? That's a wow!
  2. (audio) A relatively slow form of flutter (pitch variation) which can affect both gramophone records and tape recorders.

AnagramsEdit


AtikamekwEdit

NounEdit

wow

  1. egg

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English wow.

InterjectionEdit

wow

  1. An indication of excitement or surprise.