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Noun: bow-wow  'baw,waw
  1. The bark of a dog
  2. [informal] A member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds
    - dog, domestic dog, Canis familiaris, dawg [non-standard], doggo [informal], pooch [informal], doggie [informal], doggy [informal], barker [informal]

Derived forms: bow-wows

Type of: bark, canid, canine, domestic animal, domesticated animal, woof

Part of: Canis, genus Canis, pack

Encyclopedia: Bow-wow