verb (used without object), crowed or for 1, (especially British), crew; crowed; crow·ing.
- crouzon's disease,
- crow blackbird,
- crow over,
- crow step,
- crow's feet,
- crow's nest
Origin of crow2
Examples from the Web for crowing
The Obama administration may be crowing about its “historic” emissions agreement.
Late last week conservatives were crowing about a Woodward piece blaming Obama for the sequester.The GOP Rage Machine and Its Mainstream Apologists|Michael Tomasky|February 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The cynics are crowing after Jeffrey Hillman turned out to be neither homeless nor shoeless.Officer’s Gift to ‘Homeless’ Man Triggers Controversy|Winston Ross|December 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
If ADP had been right and the number had been 175,000, I and the folks on my side would be crowing.Jobs Numbers: Conservatives, This Thread's For You|Michael Tomasky|July 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
BDSers are crowing about pension fund TIAA-CREF's choice to drop Caterpillar.
He then took out the detached mould, flung it away, and used the point of the “crowing stick” as before.The Bush Boys|Captain Mayne Reid
Jim was special haughty, but Curly got heaps interested in the clothes I'd bought, crowing and chuckling over everything.Curly|Roger Pocock
I opened my eyes once during that night, and that was to hear the crowing of roosters nearby.The Voodoo Gold Trail|Walter Walden
She carried a jolly, restless, heavy baby in her arms who was crowing and holding out its arms toward the locomotive.Letty and the Twins|Helen Sherman Griffith
Some one or other, somewhere in the crowd, sets up a loud, crowing sort of cheer.The Human Slaughter-House|Wilhelm Lamszus
Word Origin for crow
Word Origin for crow
Indian tribe of the American Midwest, the name is a rough translation of their own name, Apsaruke.
Old English crawe, imitative of bird's cry. Phrase eat crow is perhaps based on the notion that the bird is edible when boiled but hardly agreeable; first attested 1851, American English, but said to date to War of 1812 (Walter Etecroue turns up 1361 in the Calendar of Letter Books of the City of London). Crow's foot "wrinkle around the corner of the eye" is late 14c. Phrase as the crow flies first recorded 1800.
Old English crawian "make a loud noise like a crow" (see crow (n.)); sense of "exult in triumph" is 1520s, perhaps in part because the English crow is a carrion-eater. Related: Crowed; crowing.
In addition to the idiom beginning with crow
- crown jewels
- crow over
- as the crow flies
- eat crow