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Definition of "cowlick" [cow•lick]

  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cowlick" in a sentence
  • "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."