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noun
a small town, especially one in a cattle-raising district in the western U.S. or Canada.
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
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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
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