Bowwow
Bowwow Bow"wow`, n. An onomatopoetic name for a dog or its bark. -- a. Onomatopoetic; as, the bowwow theory of language; a bowwow word. [Jocose.] [1913 Webster]

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  • bowwow — [bou′wou′] n. [echoic] 1. the bark of a dog, or a sound in imitation of it 2. a dog: a child s word vi. to bark as or like a dog …   English World dictionary

  • bowwow — ˈbau̇ˌwau̇; (“bark”) ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ or  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: imitative 1. : the bark of a dog; also : dog …   Useful english dictionary

  • bowwow — noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1576 1. the bark of a dog; also dog 2. noisy clamor 3. arrogant dogmatic manner …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bowwow — /bow wow , wow /, n. 1. the bark of a dog. 2. an imitation of this. 3. Chiefly Baby Talk. a dog. [1570 80; rhyming compound; imit.] * * * …   Universalium

  • bowwow — bow|wow [ˌbauˈwau] interjection a word used to make the sound a dog makes, used by and to small children …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bowwow — n. bark of a dog; imitation of a dog s bark; clamor; outcry; bossy manner; dog (Informal, usually used by young children) interj. sound of barking or howling dog …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bowwow — interjection a word used to make the sound a dog makes, used by and to small children …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bowwow — bow·wow …   English syllables

  • bowwow — bow•wow [[t]ˈbaʊˌwaʊ, ˈwaʊ[/t]] n. 1) the bark of a dog 2) an imitation of this 3) sts chiefly baby talk a dog • Etymology: 1570–80; imit …   From formal English to slang

  • bowwow —    Aoa …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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