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Pwn (2)

verb; other word formation type corruption
to own, best somebody at a certain task. The "o" most likely got changed to "p" due to prevalent typos. Since "o" is right next to the "p", it is very easy to make a mistake especially when you are typing really fast online. It is unlikely for someone to proofread their sentences while gaming. The use of the word, however, has expanded beyond just the online community.
 
"Fail Matt! You just got pwned by a newb."
Etymology : Resulted from a typo of "own"
Source : A friend, 2007
Last modified: 8 December 2010


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