There is a common misconception saying that it's pwned because the O key is next to the P and people mean to write owned, but accidentally write pwned, and the name stuck. This is far from true. Pwned really means "Permanently Owned".
Mary: Jason, you're such a waste of everyones time. Go crawl in a hole and die.

Jason: ...

Bob: Dude, you just got pwned. (permanently owned)
by duuuddeeeeee15 September 26, 2010
When a cell phone company tells you one thing but then does another....you get pwned!
Ives: "Are you sure this won't extend my contract?"

CELL PHONE CO. : "Yes, we are positive." (secretly grinning)

Ives: "Ok great, lets do it!"

CELL PHONE CO. : (a week later) "Here's your newly extended 3 year contract. Hope you like it! By the way, you just got pwned!"

Ives: "Bullshit!"
by Dark Agent 1024 March 24, 2010
Regardless of it's orgin, it means to be "owned" or killed in an online video game.
I was pwned by killa45 in CS
by Poprocks4 (2) August 10, 2009
the total shut down or extermination of another team.
we pwned them.ha they dont exist anymore
by deatny July 19, 2009
Meaning "pure ownage", often used to describe how well a gamer defeats another gamer.

Also has references to the game of chess where a pawn is the weakest piece on the board and easily taken.

May also have origionated from a misspelling of the word owned, the p and o are together on the keyboard - however this is not a definition!
The weak character was PWNED by the strong character, the weak character died within a few seconds and it was very funny (to a gamer).
by The hot guy from school... May 05, 2009
The domination of a person, place or thing.

it sounds like poned.
*playing halo*

"dude watch out for my spartan laser!"
guy gets killed by assassination

"You just got pwned!"
by Uzumaki Understudy April 15, 2009
1. The complete or total annihilation of a person, place or thing.

2. The term for winning by a massive amount.
After we won 70-2 we just laughed and said, PWNED!

"Sir, we completely destroyed the city, as the young kids say... pwned.
by cclloyd9785 April 15, 2009
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