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P-o-w



1.
prisoner of war.
/paʊ/
interjection
1.
an exclamation imitative of a collision, explosion, etc
/paʊ/
noun
1.
(Scot) the head or a head of hair
/paʊ/
noun
1.
(Scot) a creek or slow stream
abbreviation
1.
prisoner of war

expression imitative of a blow, collision, etc., first recorded 1881.

interjection

An imitation of a blow, collision, explosion, etc, used for sudden emphasis or to show sudden understanding: Suddenly bells went off and I knew that was it! Pow! (1881+)

noun

Power; influence; clout: only be apprehended by government action, that is, by political ”pow” (1960s+)

[noun sense reinforced by power]
prisoner of war

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