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Definition of "paw" []

  • The foot of an animal, especially a quadruped, that has claws or nails. (noun)
  • Informal A human hand, especially a large clumsy one: "Lennie dabbled his big paw in the water” ( John Steinbeck). (noun)
  • To strike with the paw or paws. (verb-transitive)
  • To strike or scrape with a beating motion: The bull pawed the ground before charging. (verb-transitive)
  • To handle clumsily, rudely, or with too much familiarity. See Synonyms at touch. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "paw" in a sentence
  • "*Taeks blak and floofy friendly paw in sleek and siamese sociable paw*"
  • "*Eggseps floofy paw uf frendship & returns own floofi paw*"
  • "*aksepts skaelee paw obb frendshipp wif beeg floofy paw*"