from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A fabulous cow of enormous size, whose food was patient wives, and which was therefore in very lean condition.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • A giant cow that eats virtuous women, according to French myth.

    March 7, 2007

  • Oh my heavens, this is an awesome thing.

    March 7, 2007

  • see wiki page for sexist literary antecedents.

    July 3, 2009

  • Best defense: don't be virtuous.

    July 4, 2009

  • I can't help imagining la vache qui rit.

    July 4, 2009

  • I think the word was actually coined by Chaucer, and means "meagre cow," so named because it was supposedly all skin and bone, due to scarcity of its food source (good women).

    July 4, 2009

  • See also bicorne.

    October 1, 2009