American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A projecting tuft of hair on the head that grows in a different direction from the rest of the hair and will not lie flat.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tuft of hair which presents the appearance of hair that has been licked by a cow, as on herself or on a calf, out of its proper position and natural direction. Also called calf-lick.
- n. plural The snowdrop-tree, Mohrodendron dipterum.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A tuft of hair turned up or awry (usually over the forehead), as if licked by a cow.
- n. a tuft of hair that grows in a different direction from the rest of the hair and usually will not lie flat
“Researchers say the creature’s single antler, which pokes up like a cowlick from the middle of its head, may be the result of a genetic anomaly — although its twin has two horns, the AP reports.”
“Trousers may be brought to order in a few minutes, but to subdue a cowlick is a matter of years.”
“Babbing caught him by the "cowlick" that adorned his ingenuous young forehead.”
“I can't really remember what was first, just that I started noticing odd indentations in things, like in a fresh jar of peanut butter, leaving a little cowlick of Jif hanging over the screw top.”
“He had a buzz cut with a cowlick in the center of his forehead and a quirky smile.”
“The spike of hair that by now had probably developed into a cowlick.”
“A kid done up as Tintin, his trench coat torn and covered in blood, but his cowlick still perfect.”
“His white-blond hair was shaved on the sides, a cowlick at the back of his head.”
“Then I just want to tamp down its cowlick and put it in orthopedic sneakers and set it to dancing.”
“I noticed years ago that my dad and my son have the same cowlick but I finally managed to capture it on camera at my son's recent basketball game:”
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Inspired by madmouth's Ugh! list.
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Words or short phrases with animal names in them. Since I already have a dedicated list for 'monkey' words I shall leave them out of this one for the moment.
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