Definition of yow in English:

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yow

Pronunciation: /you/
(also yeow)

exclamation

Used to express pain or shock.
Example sentences
  • And yow, it hurts now the anaesthetic is wearing off.

Origin

Late Middle English: imitative. The word was not recorded again until the mid 19th century, when it was used to express the cry of a dog or cat.

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Syllabification: yow

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