cow town

  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.

Origin of cow town

First recorded in 1880–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cow town in a sentence

  • The unique relationship ended when her guardian died in his boots in the little cowtown over beyond the Limestone Rim.

    The Lady Doc | Caroline Lockhart
  • Kansas City is a good cowtown; but it ain't as good as Chicago.

    The Man Next Door | Emerson Hough