from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The bark of a dog.
- n. Informal A dog.
- n. Outcry; clamor.
- n. An overbearing manner.
- adj. Commanding, especially in an arrogant manner; overbearing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- interj. Representing the sound of a dog barking.
- n. The sound of a dog barking
- n. A dog
"You give me that bow-wow, and I'll smash Hanson right now, and you got the job right away -- come to work in the morning."
A bow-wow is good on a scow when all hands sleep alongside the dock or in an anchor watch.
"This cook-feller, Hanson, pretty quick I smash him up an 'fire him, then you can come along ... and the bow-wow, too."
"How would you like it, Toto, if I said nothing to you but 'bow-wow'?"
If you were his pet bow-wow or bunny, it would just be noise and you wouldn't think, wow, hrun intelligently intervened in that bacterial culture — jumpinpussycats, that means hrun must be, my God, an INTELLIGENT DESIGNER:!
He shakes his paw with a loud bow-wow, and thus the news he tells.
Unhappily he proved by example the truth of his own opinion that he could do “the big bow-wow strain” very well, but that it was not his celebrare domestica facta.
But you'll wise up -- especially if stocks go from wow to bow-wow in the years ahead.
I've heard modern productions do all sorts of things to get round the problem - usually by lengthening the 'o' at the end, so that it becomes more 'oo'-like, for both bow-wow and dow.
The Ethical Blogger: Iranian blogger in bow-wow row