Definition of paw noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//pɔː//
    ; NAmE NAmE//pɔː//
    Parts of animals
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  1. 1the foot of an animal that has claws or nails See related entries: Parts of animals
  2. 2(informal) a person’s hand Take your filthy paws off me!
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French poue, probably of Germanic origin and related to Dutch poot.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: paw

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