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Dates back to the 60s at MIT. Although the meaning remains the same it was not a typo. It was used competitivly by programers working on chess AI. When one out programmed the others he would refer to himself as King and the others as pawns. It started being used on Fido Net across the BBS world before internet went public, although it was used on the internet between university's at the time.

Def: To PWN or Pawn someone/something means to remove its status, to be made unimportant. It means that you have proved yourself better than another.

Heavily used in Online gameing community.
I just PWN'd you in that duel.

That item PWNs anything else.
by Very Old Timer August 14, 2007
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To completely dominate an opponent, usually in video games.

To beat beyond recognition.

To make someone your bitch.

Often used with the slang "Noob"
I pwn Rick because he is a noob.

Rick is a total noob at everything, so i pwn him.
by M.D.S. August 15, 2005
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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!
by Francis Ramoin April 30, 2003
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A term that developed as a typo of "own", appearing in various games. Later, it referred to the complete and total destruction or "ownage" of an opponent. Nowadays, it has no genuine meaning and has been seen as punctuation.
Old usage: "Dude, you just totally pwned that guy"
Later usage: "0mg 1 kil u!!11!1! pwnt"
Current usage: A:"If you work on your aim, you will get more kills." B: "pwnt" C: "Yeah, I suppose we need to learn." B: "OMG LURNIN IS FAEL pwnt pwnt pwnt"
by Pepsiman May 19, 2009
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This originated from people misspelling "own." Own is a verb. It is used in online video games. Usually in FPS or RTS games when someone is killed or beaten in a game by another person in the game. If you tell someone you just killed, "You just got pwned!" Then they will take it very offensively. It was made popular when an employee from "Battle.net" made an error while he was making a map, and he spelled "own" as "pwn", and that is when people started pronouncing it incorrectly as "pone."
"There is no one that Ferratto can not pwn in an FPS video game."
by Brian Ferratto April 11, 2006
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Started with a spelling error in Warcraft where a message that was supposed to say "Player has been owned" was mis-spelled to "Player has been pwned"

It's spread from there, taking on different forms such as pwnd pwnage pwns or pwnd

1) used in a game when someone has totally pwnd, usually against an inexperienced or less experienced player.

2) used to describe an epicly amazing item

3) used by computer nerds who cant think of anything else to say to diss someone else's mom.
1) "dude, u ttly pwnd that n00b"
2) "omfg! that cape is so pwnage!
3) "I pwned ur mom last night! Stfu noob!"
by Asmonder May 13, 2009
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To completely and utterly own; sometimes to overkill by overwhelming skill, or even luck.
Shit, Matt had so many marines that I got pwned!
by Serena Majere April 07, 2004
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