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What Does PWND Mean?PWND means "Owned." The PWND is typically used after losing badly during an online game (e.g., I was really PWND, man.) When one player completely annihilates another, the loser is said to have been PWND (i.e., owned, beaten, defeated).
The term PWND almost certainly derived from a typing error of OWNED as P and O are next to each other a standard keyboard. The 3 simply represents an E. (NB: 3 is a common substitute for E in cyber speak.)
PWND is not always about losing or related to online gaming. For example:
- I was starving. I totally PWND that pie.
Summary of Key Points"owned (i.e., dominated, defeated or controlled)" is the most common definition for PWND on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
(i.e., dominated, defeated, controlled)
4: Difficult to guess
Adults and Teenagers
Image for PWNDWhen I write PWND, I mean this:
PWND means "Owned" (which means beaten, defeated, dominated or controlled).
Examples of PWND in SentencesHere are examples of PWND being used in conversations:
- Tony: Liverpool were PWND on Wednesday.
- Jordan: Yes, they were!
- Tony: I did 10 laps of the track tonight.
- Jordan: 10? Mel did 30! You have just been PWND, man.
An Academic Look at PWNDPWND is the past tense of "to own" (i.e., owned). "Pawned" and "poned" are the most popular pronunciations.
What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?Before the digital era, we might have said something like "thrashed" or "squarely beaten" instead of PWND.
Example of PWND Used in a Text
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