meow


meow
meow (n.) representation of cat sound, 1842, earlier miaow, miau, meaw (1630s). Of imitative origin, Cf. Fr. miaou, Ger. miauen, Persian maw, Japanese nya nya, Arabic nau-nau, and Joyce's mrkgnao. In Chinese, miau means "cat." As a verb by 1630s, meaw, also meawle. Cf. O.Fr. miauer "to meow, caterwaul." Related: Meowed; meowing.

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