Meaning of “cowlick” in the English Dictionary


"cowlick" in English

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cowlicknoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkaʊ.lɪk/ us /ˈkaʊ.lɪk/

Examples from literature

  • Even his grizzled hair slanted forward in a stiff cowlick over his forehead, and his face bristled sharply with his gray beard. 
  • The cowlick where his hair parted kept a stubborn wisp of brown hair in rebellion, and it shook amusingly when he spoke earnestly or laughed. 
  • The person addressed swung back the rebellious cowlick from his forehead, as if to clear his thinking faculties from a load while he considered the grave question. 

(Definition of “cowlick” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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