What does pwnage mean in online gaming?


Just as to pwn means to own, pwnage means ownage. Typically, gamers use this slang term to describe an instance in which they utterly dominated (or owned) an opposing player or team.

For example, an opponent who beat you decisively at StarCraft2 (sc2) may enter "what absolute pwnage; you should be embarrassed" in chat. This oppo thinks you should feel bad about getting beaten so soundly.


I just beat that guy 5 times in a row -- total pwnage

TMW you've engaged in some satisfying pwnage

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Updated September 5, 2023

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