Wow Definition

wou
wowed, wowing, wows
interjection
Used variously to express surprise, wonder, pleasure, pain, etc.
Webster's New World

An expression of amazement or awe.

Wow! How do they do that?
Wiktionary
noun
wows
An outstanding success.
American Heritage
A remarkable, successful, exciting, etc. person or thing.
Webster's New World
A distortion in reproduced sound resulting from slow variations in the speed of the turntable, tape, etc. in either recording or playing.
Webster's New World
(informal) An exceptionally surprising or unbelievable fact.
He did? That's a wow!
Wiktionary
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verb
wowed, wowing, wows
To be a great success with; arouse enthusiasm in.
Webster's New World
To have a strong, usually pleasurable effect on.
A performance that wowed the audience.
American Heritage
(informal) To amaze or awe.
He really wowed the audience.
Wiktionary

Origin of Wow

  • Attested since the 16th century, of Scottish origin.

    From Wiktionary

  • Imitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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