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Language: Old English
Origin: cu

cow

1 noun
     
cow
Related topics: Animals
cow1 S2 [countable]
1HBA a large female animal that is kept on farms and used to produce milk or meat [↪ bull]
2HBA a male or female animal of this type [↪ bull]:
a herd of cows
3HBA the female of some large animals, such as the elephant or the whale [↪ bull]
4 British English spoken not polite an offensive word for a woman who you think is stupid or unpleasant
5

have a cow

informal to be very angry or surprised about something
6

till the cows come home

informal for a very long time, or for ever

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