Definition of bow-wow in English:

bow-wow

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Pronunciation: /baʊˈwaʊ
 
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  • An imitation of a dog’s bark.
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    • The cases we think of as exceptions are ‘onomatopoeic’ words, where the sound seems to imitate what it represents, like bow-wow, or buzz.

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈbaʊwaʊ
 
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  • A child’s word for a dog.
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    • He starts off living in a cabin in the forest, with two Alaskan bow-wows, and ends up on a Tahitian island, looking for the son he has spent his whole life avoiding.
    • For every wealthy pet owner burying their beloved bow-wow in a celebrity style graveyard, there is a nation on the other side of the world braising Bowser for Sunday supper.

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