1. prisoner of war.


  1. an exclamation imitative of a collision, explosion, etc


  1. Scot the head or a head of hair


  1. Scot a creek or slow stream

abbreviation for

  1. prisoner of war

also POW, initialism for prisoner of war, coined 1919 but not common until World War II. expression imitative of a blow, collision, etc., first recorded 1881.

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