v. To dominate another, often in online gaming.

Originally a misspelling, 'pwn' has come to also be considered a contraction of the 'Perfect Own" of an opponent.

History: Pwn first surfaced in online play in 1992 - 1993 when MMORPGs were better known as MUDs. Pwn reached it's peak as a standard term amongst game players around the time of Bungie's Battle.Net (1997-).

Pwn has been absorbed into other common online-originating language mediums since then, such as Leet Speak and Singlish.

Other Uses:
Pwning, Pwnage, Pwned (past tense), Pwnt (past tense).
"I pwned all last night on Battle.Net"
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It originated fromthe word "own" but since the P is right next to the O people confuse them. People in internet games would say "I'm gonna own you!" which would mean "I'm gonna beat you at this." or something to theat extent.
I'll pwn you at that game!
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A descriptive word implying that the skills u have are far superior to the person ure talkin to.
my skills pwns ures come back when ure pr0.
"m8 remember that time when u pwned me...." "erm no..." "exactly Biznitch u suck my balls. my skills pwns ures.... come back when u can beat ure mum pppfpfpffff U SUCK!!!."
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I just heard this term, it is computer nerd for own.
Playing Online Video Games

Dragon12312: You are good
Dark Slayer: (geeky laugh) 0/\/\G D|_|DE | J|_|ST PWND you
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Essentially it means "is much better than" or "humiliates", and is most commonly used as a verb. "Pwn5" is the ultimate way to say "pwns", much in the same way "1337" is the ultimate way to say "l33t".

The "5" represents the "s". It is also mid-way between 0 and 10, so is considered a direct hit between the eyes i.e. perfect. This stems from the origins of the word in online multiplayer gaming, where a perfect shot is respected.

So if you want to be 1337, you should say "pwn5" instead of "pwns" ;) :P
7h15 w3b5173 pwns

Th@ l337 h4X0r pwns 7h053 l4M3 n0085

more "1337" ways to say it:

7h15 w3b5173 Pwn5

Th@ l337 h4X0r Pwn5 7h053 l4M3 n0085
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Essentially it means "is much better than" or "humiliates", and is most commonly used as a verb. "Pwn5" is the ultimate way to say "pwns", much in the same way "1337" is the ultimate way to say "l33t".

The "5" represents the "s". It is also mid-way between 0 and 10, so is considered a direct hit between the eyes i.e. perfect. This stems from the origins of the word in online multiplayer gaming, where a perfect shot is respected.

So if you want to be 1337, you should say "pwn5" instead of "pwns" ;) :P
7h15 w3b5173 pwns

Th@ l337 h4X0r pwns 7h053 l4M3 n0085

more "1337" ways to say it:

7h15 w3b5173 Pwn5

Th@ l337 h4X0r Pwn5 7h053 l4M3 n0085
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for one.. you sound n00bish.. because you said.. wtf.. "POWER OWNED?!" what kind of dumb ass n00b r u?
seriously.. n00bish. "power owned!" wtf?!
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In according to of anything possible, a word that can be used to accord with any sentence, as of now.
I pwn.
You pwn.
We pwned.
Fuck'n Pwn.
You = Pwn
"Remember when we pwned Kitsuko?"
"I'm about to fuck'n pwn you."
"Don't be angry at me, just because I pwn."

"LOL PWN"
"PWN PWN PWN"

"Fuck your face. Pwned."
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