bowwow [bou-wou, -wou] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. the bark of a dog.
  2. an imitation of this.
  3. Chiefly Baby Talk. a dog.

Origin of bowwow First recorded in 1570–80; rhyming compound; imitative Related Words for bowwows puppy, pup, beagle, cur, stray, tyke, bitch, mutt, hound, mongrel, doggy, pooch, frank, dog, wiener, link, weenie, canine, afghan, pointer Examples from the Web for bowwows Historical Examples of bowwows

  • If I don’t, most of them will go to the bowwows, financially.

    A Captain in the Ranks

    George Cary Eggleston

  • They ought to be looking lovely in there with their tongues hanging out like a lot of bowwows sitting round on their behinds.

    Nana, The Miller’s Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille

    Emile Zola

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