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Meaning of PWNED

What Does PWNED Mean?

PWNED means "Owned". The PWNED is most commonly used after losing heavily during an online game (e.g., She was absolutely PWNED during level 2.) PWNED (remember it means owned) can be translate as beaten, defeated, dominated, or controlled.

The term PWNED almost certainly derived from a typing error of OWNED. (NB: P and O are next to each other a standard keyboard.) The 3 represents an E. (3 is a common replacement for E in cyber speak.)

PWNED is not always about losing or used during to online gaming. For example:
  • I was on fire during tennis practice today. I totally PWNED the coach during the second set.
Summary of Key Points

Definition for PWNED

PWNED means "owned (i.e., dominated, defeated or controlled)". This is the most common definition for PWNED on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about PWNED:

(i.e., dominated, defeated, controlled)
Type:Cyber Term
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
An Image for PWNED
When I write PWNED, I mean this:

meaning of PWNED
PWNED means "Owned". (It almost certainly derives from a typo with a P instead of an O.)

Examples of PWNED in Sentences

Here are examples of PWNED being used in conversations:
  • Person A: Newcastle PWNED Manchester United on Wednesday.
  • Person B: I know. Who'd have thought it?
  • Person A: I did fifteen laps of the track tonight.
  • Person B: fifteen? Jason did thirty! You've been PWNED.

An Academic Look at PWNED

PWNED is the past tense of "to own" (i.e., owned). "Pawned" and "poned" are the most popular pronunciations.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "dominated" or "soundly thrashed" instead of PWNED.

A Text with PWNED

Using PWNED on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)


Popular Themes on Cyber Definitions