cow college definition by Webster's New World
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- an agricultural college
- a small, not well-known college in a rural area
cow college definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun InformalThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- An agricultural college.
- A college or university considered to be provincial and unsophisticated.
cow college - Phrases/Idioms
An agricultural college; any small, relatively unknown rural college. For example, He's never published a paper, but he might do all right in some cow college. This term uses cow in the somewhat pejorative sense of “provincial.” [c. 1910]