This is a word that my kids use on the internet.... when I asked what it meant, they told me that it was a bastardized version of "owned".

This is a "teen word".. and for some of you to continue arguing over the origins... well, see my example below.
"Urban Dictionary users who continue to argue over the origins of adolescent internet terminology, are totally pwned by the rest of us who really don't give a shit."
by Whisper00300 December 09, 2006
Originated on IRC Quakenet in the 90's
Originally used to denote that you had 'owned' someone of the opposite sex.
She got naked on webcam for me, Pwned!
by Giljrg September 17, 2009
pwned means owned, this word came about when it was misspelt, gamers in particular like to use this word as it is both insulting and humiliating to the person on the recieving end of the insult.
person no. 1 : my xbox has got 3 red rings of death.
Person no. 2 : dude, you got pwned by microsoft.
by badb0y leer0y August 30, 2009
the total domination or shut down of a person place or thing. the word pwned originated from the word owned, which dervied from the word own, which came from the word cat.
that noob totally got pwned! i pwn u!
by bahahathiswebsitepwns July 02, 2009
To be owned by someone or badly beaten
We so pwned dat nerd when we wejed him
by ROK 4 LIFE June 07, 2009
"Pwned" meas u were overwhelmed by something or someone.

This word originated in Dota (warcraft III "mod")
because in the earliest version of this game, when you kill your enemy you need to take his head and sell it in a PAWN SHOP to get some gold. So it turns that, you have just "PAWNED" your enemy. Then the word "PAWNED" became "PWNED" for an easier typeing or maybe just to look more like another expression that means the same thing: "owned".

That's it. ^^
I pwnedddddddddddddd you n000000000000000bbbbbbbbbbb!
by Narox June 02, 2009
Synonym for schooled, served, burned, etc. It is actually pronounced as poned too. I don't get why it's a w. Who does though?
Girl 1: Yo mama so fat she had to go to Sea World to get baptized!
Girl 2: *thinking* You better back up bitch!
Girl 3: *up in Girl 2's face* OH! YOU JUST GOT PWNED!
by SUCK IT YB April 06, 2009
Having been trashed in a video game.
"Oh, Marty got pwned by Rob."
by Stewe December 08, 2008

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