Definition of yeow in English:


Pronunciation /you/ /jaʊ/ /yēˌou/ /jiˌaʊ/


  • Used to express pain or shock.

    ‘“Yeow!” His hand shot back, the ring of tiny teeth marks red and bright’
    • ‘Well, you should have taken that into consider… yeow!’
    • ‘I am trying to picture this whole thing in my mind's eye, yeow, it hurts me just thinking about it.’
    • ‘Yeow ... those painful cramps! Expert advice to avoid muscle woes.’


Late 19th century (as a representation of the howl of a wolf): natural exclamation. Compare with yow.