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
Started with a spelling error in Warcraft where a message that was supposed to say "Player has been owned" was mis-spelled to "Player has been pwned"

It's spread from there, taking on different forms such as pwnd pwnage pwns or pwnd

1) used in a game when someone has totally pwnd, usually against an inexperienced or less experienced player.

2) used to describe an epicly amazing item

3) used by computer nerds who cant think of anything else to say to diss someone else's mom.
1) "dude, u ttly pwnd that n00b"
2) "omfg! that cape is so pwnage!
3) "I pwned ur mom last night! Stfu noob!"
by Asmonder May 13, 2009
To completely dominate an opponent, usually in video games.

To beat beyond recognition.

To make someone your bitch.

Often used with the slang "Noob"
I pwn Rick because he is a noob.

Rick is a total noob at everything, so i pwn him.
by M.D.S. August 15, 2005
1. Act of being superior to other person; dominating or humiliating an opponent

2. Being excellent or perfect in owning

Commonly used for Internet video games to tease defeated enemy. Typo for "own", therefore, it is a slang for own. Usually aimed at noobs. Many, many noobs.
1. "Dude, you just got pwned by the doctor. Dr. Doctor"

2. "Shut up you nooby noob. I PWNED YOU IN THAT GAME."
by PO.THE.TELETUBBY<333 November 15, 2011
The Welsh / Cornish spelling of "poon".
"I'm going to town to see if I can get a little pwn."
by Steeplejack March 15, 2010
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
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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