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20.
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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Pwn
The total domination or shut down of a person, place or thing.

Originated as a misspelling of the word "Own"
You just got pwnd mate!!!

I pwn you!!!
by Blargface December 22, 2010
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23.
pwn
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."

3. "Newman just got pwned by Ashlee."
by DGOW November 09, 2010
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PWN
The total shut down or domination of a person, place, or thing. Pwn came from the word owned, which came from the word owned, which came from the word own, which originated from the word... cat. PWN has become one of the most frequently used words throughout the world. For example when someone or something is tricked, fooled, made a fool, was and now is a fool, punched in the face, hit with a frying pan, or is a moron.
Australia: You just got pwned, mate.
Southern America: Yall just got pwned.
Japan: Pwnpwn you!
by xxxxxxxmagicalxmexxxxxxx August 16, 2010
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A terrible social meme that first cropped up in counter-strike (cs) beta 6. Earlier it was an occasional typo of own or owned (as pwned) but during the later stages of CS beta 6 became a pseudo-word in it's own right. Generally it refers to the supperior twitch-skill of the user over a lesser opponent. though has since migrated to other online, and less then online, tests of skill.

PS use of this pseudo-word should be forbidden in spoken word as it makes you sound like a 13 year old star trek nerd
"I just ran into a group of 5 T's (4) in CS with my pistol killed 4 of them and ran out without a scratch. OMG i Pwn !"
by -GunnerX December 09, 2008
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26.
pwn
What someone awesome does to you.
1. I pwn you
by GBGamer117 December 25, 2010
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pwn
The total domination or shutdown of a person, place, or thing.
I pwned you Steven! 4 Killing Sprees, 2 Killing Frenzy's, 4 Triple Kills, 9 Assassinations, 82 Beat Downs, 23 Sniper Kills, 19 Sticks, 2 From the Grave Kills, and a Perfection!
by xtSmSnip3r June 29, 2010
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Pwn
A term used in the world of paintball altough originaly thought to be a mistaken spelling in warcraft it has been used in the world of paintball since the late 70's. The term means to be beaten in paintball my a large margin or to be owned at it. the p in owned stands for paintball so someone who is pwned is someone that has been owned at paintball
"hey did u have to pwn that kid?"
"5 bucks that little kid will pwn"
"if u can pwn me i will buy drinks after"
by a,pballa May 16, 2010
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