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



(ˈbaʊˌwaʊ, -ˈwaʊ)

1. the bark of a dog.
2. an imitation of this.
3. Chiefly Baby Talk. a dog.
[1570–80; imitative]
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