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Definition of ow exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ow

 exclamation
exclamation
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used to express sudden pain Ow! That hurt! More Like This Exclamations aargh, ah, aha, ahchoo, ahem, aw, bah, boo, coo, d’oh, eek, eh, er, eww, gee, ha, hey, ho ho, ho-hum, hooray, huh, mm, oh, oho, oi, ooh, oops, ouch, ow, oy, pah, phew, psst, sh, tsk tsk, tut, ugh, uh, uh-uh, uh-oh, um, whoopee, whoops, woo hoo, wow, yay, yippee, yuck, yumSee worksheet. Word Originnatural exclamation: first recorded in English in the mid 19th cent.
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