Ow in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is ow a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word ow is a Scrabble US word. The word ow is worth 5 points in Scrabble:


Is ow a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word ow is a Scrabble UK word and has 5 points:


Is ow a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word ow is a Words With Friends word. The word ow is worth 5 points in Words With Friends (WWF):


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You can make 2 words from 'ow' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

2 letters words from 'ow'

OW 5WO 5

Definitions and meaning of ow



  • IPA(key): /ˈaʊ/
  • Rhymes: -aʊ
  • Homophone: our (some dialects)



  1. Synonym of ouch (cry of pain)
  2. (music) Used for emotional emphasis.
    • 1970, Free (band), All Right Now (song)
      Now don't you wait or hesitate / Let's move before they raise the parking rate, ow!
    • 1987, Michael Jackson, Smooth Criminal (song)
      Then you ran into the bedroom / You were struck down / It was your doom, Annie / Ow!

Usage notes

In everyday colloquial (spoken or written) usage, the sound may be lengthened, such as in the form oww, usually to indicate an increase in pain or distress.

Derived terms

  • owie


  • W. O., W.O., WO, Wo, w/o, wo

Chinook Jargon



  1. younger brother

Coordinate terms

  • (with regards to gender): ats
  • (with regards to age): kahpo

Middle English



  1. Alternative form of yow

Source: wiktionary.org
  • an interjection expressing pain.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)