cow chips


plural noun

dried cow dung used especially for fuel by early settlers, explorers, etc., in the American West.

Nearby words

  1. covina,
  2. covington,
  3. cow,
  4. cow bail,
  5. cow cake,
  6. cow cocky,
  7. cow college,
  8. cow country,
  9. cow flop,
  10. cow gum

Origin of cow chips

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70

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Examples from the Web for cow chips

  • For ourselves, we built a fire of cow-chips and made out a supper on bacon and flapjacks.