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gow


gow n.

1915, “opium,” from Cantonese yao-kao “opium,” literally “drug-sap;” used as such by Raymond Chandler, etc.; by 1950s meaning had expanded to “pictures of nude or scantily clad women,” hence gow job “flashy girl,” which in teenager slang came to also mean “hot rod.”

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  • Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper Examples from the Web for gow Contemporary Examples of gow

  • Ultimately, Gow says, the brothers failed in their efforts to recreate the Auroch.

    ‘Nazi Cows’ Tried to Kill British Farmer

    Tom Sykes

    January 6, 2015

  • And, as Gow adds wryly from his own personal experience, “To a huge extent they achieved that aim very well.”

    ‘Nazi Cows’ Tried to Kill British Farmer

    Tom Sykes

    January 6, 2015

  • Gow was Aide De Camp General to the Queen from 1981 to 1984.

    Meet the Future Mrs. Benedict Cumberbatch

    Tom Sykes

    November 5, 2014

  • It ruined my last couple of months at Gow, because people were constantly making jokes about me and the hooker.

    Uh, Mom, About That Prostitute…

    Quinn Bradlee

    March 31, 2009

  • When my friend and I got back to Gow, we both kind of went our own way.

    Uh, Mom, About That Prostitute…

    Quinn Bradlee

    March 31, 2009

  • Historical Examples of gow

  • Outside the door they met Gow Johnson, excitement in his eyes.

    Northern Lights

    Gilbert Parker

  • Gow and six others were eventually hanged at Execution Dock.

    The Chronicles of Newgate, vol. 1/2

    Arthur Griffiths

  • The behaviour of Gow from his first commitment was reserved and morose.

    The Chronicles of Crime or The New Newgate Calendar. v. 1/2

    Camden Pelham

  • “He’ll see Orion rising if he sits up nights,” Gow Johnson said.

    Northern Lights, Complete

    Gilbert Parker

  • Suddenly the voice of Gow Johnson was heard “Don’t kill him—let go, boy!”

    Northern Lights, Complete

    Gilbert Parker

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