Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
14c. as an exclamation of surprise; 1919 as an expression of sudden pain.
interj. 1 (synonym of ouch English) 2 (Music) Used for emotional emphasis.
OW or ow may refer to:
- Ow!, an interjection that denotes pain
- ow (digraph), an English digraph
- Obwalden, a canton of Switzerland
- Executive Airlines's IATA code
- Organization Workshop, a method of adult education
- Overwatch (video game), a multiplayer first-person shooter video game.
Usage examples of "ow".
Queen though thou be, thou owest him what marks of favour thou canst give.
Saint Anne, As I will bear away thy newe pan For debte, which thou owest me of old, -- When that thou madest thine husband cuckold, -- I paid at home for thy correction.
So they tell the prince that he and all the men of his city have to be circumcised, and when the men are all lying there holding their handles and saying Ow, Ow, Ow, the sons of Jacob draw their swords and slaughter them all.
Simon lay back on the bedroll and watched the shad ows playing along the cavern roof.