an agricultural college.
a small, relatively unknown rural college.
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Origin of cow college
First recorded in 1910–15
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An agricultural college; any small, relatively unknown rural college. For example, He's never published a paper, but he might do all right in some cow college. This term uses cow in the somewhat pejorative sense of “provincial.” [c. 1910]
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