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cow town

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noun
  1. a small town, especially one in a cattle-raising district in the western U.S. or Canada.
  2. a town or city, especially in the western U.S. or Canada, from which cattle are shipped to market.
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Origin of cow town

First recorded in 1880–85
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • Bear Cat was a cow-town, still in its frankest, most exuberant youth.

    The Fighting Edge

    William MacLeod Raine

  • Willets was a cow-town, and for the winter its activity was over.

    The Trail Horde

    Charles Alden Seltzer

  • But mentionin' color, the thought of that little affair do make my face as red as a cow-town on pay-day.

    Yellowstone Nights

    Herbert Quick

  • To suddenly stop off at a cow-town station, without baggage or definite itinerary, was unconventional, to say the least.

    Partners of Chance

    Henry Herbert Knibbs

  • A couple of rude groceries completed the necessary equipment of a "cow-town."

    The Eagle's Heart

    Hamlin Garland