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Pronunciation: (kou), [key]
pl. cows, (Archaic) kine.

1. the mature female of a bovine animal, esp. of the genus Bos.
2. the female of various other large animals, as the elephant or whale.
3. Informal.a domestic bovine of either sex and any age.
4. Slang (disparaging and offensive). a large, obese, and slovenly woman.
5. Offensive.a woman who has a large number of children or is frequently pregnant.
6. till or until the cows come home, for a long time; forever: You can keep arguing till the cows come home, but I won't change my mind.


Pronunciation: (kou), [key]
to frighten with threats, violence, etc.; intimidate; overawe.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

See also:
  • cow (Thesaurus)
  • cow (Encyclopedia)


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