Verb, Adjective...

to destroy or devastate, to achieve victory in absolute terms...generally used as slang term among video-gamers and the population born in the late 1980s/early 1990s.

"Pwn" comes from its root word: "own". The word "own" evolved in early Middle English from Old English, from root "agan" meaning "to have, to own". It became obsolete after 1300 AD, but was revived in the early 17th century, in part as a back-formation of "owner" which continued to modern day. The meaning "to own up" or to "make full confession" began use in vernacular in 1852.

Over time, with the advent of the video-game industry, modern English has evolved to include use of many slang and condensed terms to adapt to the needs of the fast-paced virtual environment. For example, typing the term "I beat you" requires a significant time investment when you take into consideration the environment changes in game which can range from virtual bombs being dropped from war planes to enemy soldiers charging your virtual base gates. Therefore, the ageless practice of "smack-talk" needed to become swifter and easier to implement.

There are conflicting theories as to the evolution of the term "owned" as smack-talk. However, it is commonly held that the term came about to mean that one competitor is so immeasurably superior to one's adversary that they can do whatever in the game and still win. Akin to meaning the superior competitor "owns" the other player, making him do whatever he/she wants. The term is said to have come about when Blizzard, Inc. introduced its groundbreaking and award winning Starcraft RTS (real-time strategy) game in the mid-1990s.

The term "owned" rapidly became a popular term among video-gamers. However, with the release of Starcraft: Brood Wars it is said that there was one match where a player accidentally missed the "o" key and hit "p" instead - typing "pwned". Since then, constant ridicule of that legendary player's poor language skills has lead to an explosive increase in the use of the new term "pwned".
1. Oh man, I pwned you so bad.

2. I pwn at this game very much.

3. PWNAGE!
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To play a joke on somebody, usually based around an outrageous lie. As soon as the other person believes you, admit its fake and make them feel dumb
Dude, you believed me that i killed my nephew, killed the cop that tried to arrested me, and broke out of jail, escaping to martha stewarts jail, and i raped her??? PWNED!!
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1337 way to say, pistol own.

Hardcore FPS (first person shooter) gamers use this term when an enemy, using an automatic weapon/rifle, is killed with via pistol.
In CS, you can pull out a pistol instead of a rifle, and fucking pwn their noobie phace off?
by Teejer December 22, 2004

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To pwn (own) someone is a flawless victory dating back to Counter Strike Beta 0.8 when a n00b said pwned instead of owned this grew on all the 1337 gamer and made it a populer addressing this work did not originate from War Craft only n00bs play war craft.
Man i pwned that guy/girl!
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Pwn has its origins from the famous jailhouse term poon. To be pooned means one will be in the shower, or in their cell and another inmate will beat the pooner up then rape them thus making them the pooney.
I could hear your screams from your pwning all night long, that must have hurt like a bitch.
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Pronunciation: 'pOn

The word that resulted from a typo of OWN. Notice the P is next to the O. Pronounced "p-own." It is not pronounced pween, poon, or pawn. Those are all created by noobs who couldn't figure out what the word was and made up their own pronunciation for it.

Origin is similar to that of teh.
dude u just got pwned.

wtf? you mean, owned? nice typo faggot.

uhh...no noob its new word. even worse than owned.
by IEATLIVEPUPPIES April 22, 2005

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When used in the context of "pwning a women", this means to ejaculate sperm on or around her body, primarily the face. The highest rank of pwning in this sense is premature ejaculation, or just ejaculation with no warning, completely catching the women by suprise and splooging all over her.
Andy: "Dude, i pwned Yvonne, splooging all over her tits!"

Mike: "Lucky! Jessica wouldn't let me pwn her; she made me skeet in the toilet :( "
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Pee While Nap

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Pee While Napping
Max: Dude, can you please stop PWNING?

Scotty: My bad dude i got drunk last night and couln't control myself.
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