- a contemptible woman, especially one who is fat, stupid, lazy, etc.: She's an ugly cow.
- a woman who has a large number of children or is frequently pregnant.
Idioms about cow
Origin of cow1
OTHER WORDS FROM cowcow·like, adjective
Other definitions for cow (2 of 2)
Origin of cow2
OTHER WORDS FROM cowun·cowed, adjective
How to use cow in a sentence
The Columbia Repository newspaper ran a story of a 1,300-pound mammoth cheese made from milking the cows of each of the 186 farmers in the town of Cheshire, Massachusetts.When Science Was the Best Show in America - Issue 93: Forerunners|Lee Alan Dugatkin|November 18, 2020|Nautilus
Elephants promote grass growth by clearing brush and small trees, so as their numbers shrink, there’s less grass for cows to graze on.These Photos Remind Us Why Conservation Matters - Issue 92: Frontiers|Kevin Berger|November 11, 2020|Nautilus
But, according to the unofficial story from inside the Kodak factory, the company’s dedicated R&D wing started because of some cows—and would go on to make some truly fascinating discoveries.What really happened during the ‘Kentucky meat shower’?|PopSci Staff|November 11, 2020|Popular-Science
We have about 2,000 people here spread out over 500 square miles of cows and wheat, so social distancing came naturally to us.
A plant-based milk alternative using fava beans, hatched in Konolfingen, promises close similarity to cow’s milk in taste and texture and will hit shelves in March.This snack food giant wants to wean us off our lockdown cravings|Bernhard Warner|November 7, 2020|Fortune
In 1386, the crowd of onlookers was cowed into silence by the threat of losing a hand.The ‘GOT’ Red Viper and Mountain Duel, and a History of Medieval Trial by Combat|Steven Isaac|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Liberals, especially outside cities and university towns, are probably a little cowed.
And it is girls themselves who are refusing to be cowed or blackmailed into accepting their subjugation.Gordon Brown: Malala’s Fight for Girls’ Education in Pakistan Continues|Gordon Brown|June 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It took more than a decade for “guns” to become an issue that cowed liberals and Democrats.Gun Control Stalls After Sandy Hook, but Stage Set for Changes to Come|Jamelle Bouie|April 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A true revolutionary who will not be cowed by the Beltway sell-outs.
The Opposition, completely cowed, did not venture to demand another division.
The malecontents, generally so insolent and turbulent, seemed to be completely cowed.
Crawley returned to their old relation, and was cowed by the natural ascendency of the greater spirit.It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade
But the people were no more than slaves—beaten and cowed into submission.Hunters Out of Space|Joseph Everidge Kelleam
They were all thoroughly cowed, as are dogs that have been illtreated.The Escape of a Princess Pat|George Pearson
British Dictionary definitions for cow (1 of 2)
Word Origin for cow
British Dictionary definitions for cow (2 of 2)
Word Origin for cow
Other Idioms and Phrases with cow
In addition to the idiom beginning with cow
- cow college
- cash cow
- holy cow
- sacred cow
- till the cows come home