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  • n. Alternative spelling of bow-wow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An onomatopoetic name for a dog or its bark.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The loud bark of a dog, or an imitation of it.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the bark of a dog
  • n. informal terms for dogs


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  • If bird names are anything to go by, the "bowwow" theory (perhaps we should call it the "tweet-tweet" theory) rules the roost, since many birds are named for their songs or calls.

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  • Especially when you realize this senior bowwow also won Best-in-Breed at Westminster, the Sporting Breed that is, which means he out-ranks all those young whipper-snappers in the physical exertion and skill category.

    Tom Alderman: Stump, the Geezer -- A Shaggy Dog Tale

  • Well, since li'l bowwow is all grown up and goes simply by bowwow, I think I should be able to do the same, right?

    Musings of a Drunken Monk: Catching up with a variety of things

  • There was no bowwow chorus back there, but there was a large cage in the corner-a perfect Motel 6 for this fellow, who had certainly been hatched and raised in captivity.

    The Lake House

  • The dog food Mrs. Sternheim consumed was top-of-the-line, gourmet bowwow, nutritional and preservative-free manna – "it tastes like a natural food product" – which she'll commence selling in early December in adjunct space to Zitomer Pharmacy and Department Store, the ne plus ultra pharmacy and emporium she and her husband, Howard Sternheim, own at 969 Madison Avenue.

    Zitomer's Goes to the Dogs (and Cats)

  • One of these cold-eyed, chesty parties, Willis G. is; tall and thin, and with a big, bowwow voice that has a rasp to it.

    Torchy, Private Sec.

  • Brown retorted, "Souljaboytellem and bowwow what yall make in a show I make for an hour at an afterparty … jus sayin (sic)."

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  • Brown retorted, "Souljaboytellem and bowwow what yall make in a show I make for an hour at an afterparty ... jus sayin (sic)."

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  • · You will have a - dog's bowwow - beep sound for every 30 sec with demo version.

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • Vell, my lord, you see I naterally complied vith his demand, and vos valking avay vith it for to look for a prime bit of bowwow grub, ven up comes this here good gentleman, and vants to swear as how I vos arter prigging on it! New Blogs and RSS Feeds


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