from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A former, pre-metric, unit of length in India, equal to approximately a quarter of an inch

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To strike (a bell); toll; ring.
  • To toll, as a bell.
  • n. An obsolete variant of jaw.
  • n. The stroke of a bell; a ringing.


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  • This is now on 2 different scrabble lists. That's double Wordnik points.

    March 4, 2010

  • c1955 Jow (verb) was used by my Lancashire grandmother meaning to knock or bang. Example: (as an admonition to naughty grandchildren)"Behave or I'll jow your heads together!"

    June 9, 2009