The word pwn originally comes from the infamous Alexander Alekhine (http://tinyurl.com/9byqo) who was one of the great Grandmasters of Chess. His dominating openings of using his pawns was to control the crucial center spaces of the board. During his matches, Alekhine was known to drink heavily and spout anti-semetic remarks. In a match in 1935 against a Dutch master named Euwe his drinking had gotten the better of him. Before starting the match he said to Euwe in a very broken heavily accented russian voice "I will pawn to your knight" (a common variation of his defense was to box his opponents knights using 2 pawns and his white bishop) which ended up sounding like "Evil pwn you tonight". Unfortunatly for Alehkine he gave away his gameplan which Euwe was able to take advantage of. Alehkine lost the match.
The word pwn has resurfaced from time to time in the chess community. It looks like it has finally found it's place in history along with it's founder Alehkine.
Evil pwn you tonight
by GunnCat February 08, 2006
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PWN (verb)

1. An act of dominating an opponent.

2. Great, ingenious; applied to methods and objects.

Originally dates back to the days of WarCraft, when a map designer mispelled "Own" as "Pwn". What was originally supose to be "player has been owned." was "player has been pwned".

Pwn eventually grew from there and is now used throughout the online world, especially in online games.
1. "I pwn these guys on battlenet"

2. "This strategy pwns!" or "This game pwn."
by Tactical Ghost September 01, 2003
Perfect ownage. Flawless victory. Schooled. Lesson taught. Owned beyond conventional words, and so excited about it, it's mistyped. Usually proceeded by noob.
We totally pwned them 2v2@LT~!
I pwn him, stupid noob.
Pwn the no0bzz!
by f.ucktard January 06, 2004
Stemming from the misspelling of the word "owns", being that the "p" key is right next to the "o" key. It does not mean the possesive "owns", but as in a form of domination, such as in a game or sport.
Dude, he pwns you at Halo.
He pwns all of you at basketball.
I pwn your sister... all night long.
by Mike November 03, 2003
Pronunciation: (pôn) Originally a misspelling of the word own, as in to totally have a skillful advantage over someone or something pwn is to more than just own; to pwn.
I pwn you you at Street Fighter.
by Archetype November 29, 2002
The word Pwn was originally a typo from when the writer wanted to say Own. Pwn is commonly used in internet games, for example: Counter-Strike. Pwn is used to explain that the player was badly beaten.
"He got pwned by the other team"
by Nick Gerrard February 07, 2005
A word, originating from a mispelled version of the word "own", used to describe a dominance of one person over another, usually in a video game.
"Killing Spree!!"
"AHHA! I PWN JOOR N00B ASSES!!"
by Graeme Howe March 30, 2005
pwn (vt. or vi.) 1. to defeat (someone)thoroughly or to a great extent 2. to outdo or outmatch (someone) past tense - pwnt or pwned ( ? < leet speak/gaming terminology p + (o)wn)
"I totally pwned." "That was pwning." "You got pwnt!"
by DJ May 04, 2003

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