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Pwn
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!
by PandaBash July 13, 2009
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141.
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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142.
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!!!."
by The Shed April 02, 2006
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143.
pwn
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
by some polak November 11, 2004
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144.
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
by 1337 d00dsk1 December 17, 2006
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145.
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
by l33ti0d December 19, 2006
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146.
pwn
for one.. you sound n00bish.. because you said.. wtf.. "POWER OWNED?!" what kind of dumb ass n00b r u?
seriously.. n00bish. "power owned!" wtf?!
by demologik March 07, 2005
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147.
Pwn
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."
by KazThatPwnedYou May 12, 2005
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