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  1. pwn(Noun)

    Triumph, defeat, victory. Often exclaimed after an opponent in a video game is defeated.

  2. pwn(Verb)

    To own in the sense of defeat.

  3. pwn(Verb)

    To beat someone or something by a wide margin, usually in relation to a game.

  4. Origin: own, possibly born out of a typographical error (o being adjacent to p on qwerty keyboards) or the idea that p is "greater" than o because it succeeds it in the alphabet.

Freebase

  1. Pwn

    Pwn is a leetspeak slang term derived from the verb own, as meaning to appropriate or to conquer to gain ownership. The term implies domination or humiliation of a rival, used primarily in the Internet-based video game culture to taunt an opponent who has just been soundly defeated. In hacker jargon, pwn means to compromise or control, specifically another computer, web site, gateway device, or application. It is synonymous with one of the definitions of hacking or cracking, including iOS jailbreaking. The Pwnie Awards are awarded by a group of security researchers. Popularity of the term among teenagers rose in the mid-2000s, with the spread from the Internet written form to use in spoken language.

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