What does pwn mean online?

To dominate

Pwn is a slang term commonly used by online gamers to say that a player was "owned," which means that the player was soundly defeated. It is most commonly pronounced "pown" ("own" with a "p" in front) but may also be pronounced "poon."

Pwn is a leetspeak word that grew popular on the Internet and eventually in real-life vocabulary in the mid-2000s. It is intended as an insult or burn to humiliate the gamer that was defeated.


Dude, I'm going to pwn you this game

Pwn means to dominate

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Updated March 7, 2017

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