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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To "own", when the perpetrator of said ownage also happens to belong to clan .P

see also: .P
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1. A combonation of the words pow and own.

2. A mispelling of own used to insult an opponent.
I pwn Tyler Sandmeyer's ass.
by neoNigga April 09, 2004
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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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Complete and utter domination in games such as Madden, basketball, poker, as well as life in general. Basically, what I do to Kit on a daily basis
"Kit swears he can beat me at poker, but no one really knows why since he gets pwn'ed every time we play"
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Prison term for but rape.
person 1: Hey when u are in prison try not to drop the soap.

Person 2: why?

Person 1: You'll get pwned
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A gaming term used to mean one of two things

1. "Power Owned", meaning that the player who was defeated was beaten quickly and easily, offering little to no resistance to the victorious player.

2. "Pistol Owned", used mainly in first person shooters. Refers to a player being soundly defeated by the victorious player, who used only a low-powered pistol or similar weak, initial weapon.
1. I'm about to completely pwn this noob in Halo 3.

2. That guy's a pro! He just respawned and didn't even pick up a weapon, he pwned me like I was a noob!
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