Meaning of bow-wow in English:


Pronunciation /ba??wa?/

Translate bow-wow into Spanish


  • An imitation of a dog's bark.

    • ‘The cases we think of as exceptions are ‘onomatopoeic’ words, where the sound seems to imitate what it represents, like bow-wow, or buzz.’


  • A child's word for a dog.

    ‘He starts off living in a cabin in the forest, with two Alaskan bow-wows, and ends up on a Tahitian island, looking for the son he has spent his whole life avoiding.’
    • ‘For every wealthy pet owner burying their beloved bow-wow in a celebrity style graveyard, there is a nation on the other side of the world braising Bowser for Sunday supper.’