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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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To dominate or be better than; to be superior to.

Originally a typo for "own".
I'm going to pwn you at Battleship.
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pwns is a term for describing the act of dominating over someone or something
pepper pwns all ya'll's mammys...WHAt?! wHAT?!? yee...that's what I thought.
by solved October 02, 2007
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online slang. means to beat or demolish someone else in a game.
by exoskel8 January 12, 2009
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v. To dominate another, often in online gaming.

Originally a misspelling, 'pwn' has come to also be considered a contraction of the 'Perfect Own" of an opponent.

History: Pwn first surfaced in online play in 1992 - 1993 when MMORPGs were better known as MUDs. Pwn reached it's peak as a standard term amongst game players around the time of Bungie's Battle.Net (1997-).

Pwn has been absorbed into other common online-originating language mediums since then, such as Leet Speak and Singlish.

Other Uses:
Pwning, Pwnage, Pwned (past tense), Pwnt (past tense).
by Dann K July 08, 2005
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To completely kick a guy's ass, usually in a game. Originally a common typo of "own". It started out in games like Counter-Strike, where the spammers usually suck ass at typing.
*Player 1 kills Player 2 25 times in a row with a pistol*

Player 1: Pwned!
by aisdufhewak January 29, 2009
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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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