Term: pwn

Pwn is a kind of hacker or gamer term meaning “own”.

To “pwn” someone’s account, for example, is to gain access and effectively “own” it. In gaming it’s an indication that you’ve vanquished or out fought an opponent.

Variations include:

  • pwned: to be on the receiving end of of the hacker or gamer’s activities
  • pwnage: for pure ownage, stressing the superiority of the hacker or gamer over his or her conquest
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