bow-wow


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bow-wow

or bow·wow  (bou′wou′)
n.
1.
a. The bark of a dog.
b. Informal A dog.
2. Outcry; clamor.
3. An overbearing manner.
adj.
Commanding, especially in an arrogant manner.

[Imitative.]

bow-wow

(ˈbaʊˌwaʊ; -ˈwaʊ)
n
1. a child's word for dog
2. an imitation of the bark of a dog
vb
(intr) to bark or imitate a dog's bark

bow-wow


Past participle: bow-wowed
Gerund: bow-wowing

Imperative
bow-wow
bow-wow
Present
I bow-wow
you bow-wow
he/she/it bow-wows
we bow-wow
you bow-wow
they bow-wow
Preterite
I bow-wowed
you bow-wowed
he/she/it bow-wowed
we bow-wowed
you bow-wowed
they bow-wowed
Present Continuous
I am bow-wowing
you are bow-wowing
he/she/it is bow-wowing
we are bow-wowing
you are bow-wowing
they are bow-wowing
Present Perfect
I have bow-wowed
you have bow-wowed
he/she/it has bow-wowed
we have bow-wowed
you have bow-wowed
they have bow-wowed
Past Continuous
I was bow-wowing
you were bow-wowing
he/she/it was bow-wowing
we were bow-wowing
you were bow-wowing
they were bow-wowing
Past Perfect
I had bow-wowed
you had bow-wowed
he/she/it had bow-wowed
we had bow-wowed
you had bow-wowed
they had bow-wowed
Future
I will bow-wow
you will bow-wow
he/she/it will bow-wow
we will bow-wow
you will bow-wow
they will bow-wow
Future Perfect
I will have bow-wowed
you will have bow-wowed
he/she/it will have bow-wowed
we will have bow-wowed
you will have bow-wowed
they will have bow-wowed
Future Continuous
I will be bow-wowing
you will be bow-wowing
he/she/it will be bow-wowing
we will be bow-wowing
you will be bow-wowing
they will be bow-wowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bow-wowing
you have been bow-wowing
he/she/it has been bow-wowing
we have been bow-wowing
you have been bow-wowing
they have been bow-wowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bow-wowing
you will have been bow-wowing
he/she/it will have been bow-wowing
we will have been bow-wowing
you will have been bow-wowing
they will have been bow-wowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bow-wowing
you had been bow-wowing
he/she/it had been bow-wowing
we had been bow-wowing
you had been bow-wowing
they had been bow-wowing
Conditional
I would bow-wow
you would bow-wow
he/she/it would bow-wow
we would bow-wow
you would bow-wow
they would bow-wow
Past Conditional
I would have bow-wowed
you would have bow-wowed
he/she/it would have bow-wowed
we would have bow-wowed
you would have bow-wowed
they would have bow-wowed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bow-wow - the bark of a dog
bark - the sound made by a dog
2.bow-wow - informal terms for dogsbow-wow - informal terms for dogs    
Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog - a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds; "the dog barked all night"
Translations

bow-wow

[ˈbaʊˈwaʊ]
A. N (baby talk) (= dog) → guau-guau m
B. EXCL¡guau!

bow-wow

(baby-talk)
interjwauwau (baby-talk)
n (= dog)Wauwau m (baby-talk)

bow-wow

[ˈbaʊˌwaʊ] n (dog, noise) → bau bau m inv
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