cowlick
noun Date: 1598 a lock or tuft of hair growing in a different direction from the rest of the hair

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Cowlick — Cow lick ( l?k ), n. A tuft of hair turned up or awry (usually over the forehead), as if licked by a cow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cowlick — 1590s, from COW (Cf. cow) + LICK (Cf. lick) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cowlick — ► NOUN ▪ a lock of hair hanging over the forehead …   English terms dictionary

  • cowlick — [kou′lik΄] n. [from the notion that the hair looks as if it had been licked by a cow] a tuft of hair on the head that cannot easily be combed flat …   English World dictionary

  • Cowlick — A double cowlick with two counter rotating spirals. See also hair whorl. A cowlick is a section of hair that stands straight up or lies at an angle at odds with the style in which the rest of an individual s hair is worn. Cowlicks appear when the …   Wikipedia

  • cowlick — /kow lik /, n. a tuft of hair that grows in a direction different from that of the rest of the hair. [1590 1600; COW1 + LICK] * * * …   Universalium

  • cowlick — noun An unruly lock of hair that sticks straight up from the rear of the skull as if licked by a cow …   Wiktionary

  • cowlick — cow|lick [ˈkauˌlık] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Because it looks as if it had been licked by a cow] hair that sticks up on your head …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cowlick — n. tuft of hair which grows in a different direction from the rest of the hair …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cowlick — noun a lock of hair hanging over the forehead …   English new terms dictionary

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