cow college


noun Informal.

an agricultural college.
a small, relatively unknown rural college.

Nearby words

  1. cow,
  2. cow bail,
  3. cow cake,
  4. cow chips,
  5. cow cocky,
  6. cow country,
  7. cow flop,
  8. cow gum,
  9. cow horse,
  10. cow killer

Origin of cow college

First recorded in 1910–15

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Idioms and Phrases with cow college

cow college

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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