from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The bark of a dog.
- noun Informal A dog.
- noun Outcry; clamor.
- noun An overbearing manner.
- adjective Commanding, especially in an arrogant manner.
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- interjection Representing the sound of a dog
- noun The sound of a dog
- noun A
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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"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."
"This cook-feller, Hanson, pretty quick I smash him up an 'fire him, then you can come along ... and the bow-wow, too."
A bow-wow is good on a scow when all hands sleep alongside the dock or in an anchor watch.
"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.
But you'll wise up -- especially if stocks go from wow to bow-wow in the years ahead.
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.
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