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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: poue

paw

1 noun
     
paw
Related topics: Animals
paw1 [countable]
1HBA an animal's foot that has nails or claws:
a lion's paw
2 informal someone's hand - used when you are annoyed or angry:
Keep your filthy paws off me!

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