I. noun Etymology: Middle English crowe, from Old English crāwe; akin to Old High German krāwa crow, Old English crāwan to crow Date: before 12th century 1. any of various large usually entirely glossy black passerine birds (family Corvidae and especially genus Corvus) 2. capitalized a. a member of an American Indian people of the region between the Platte and Yellowstone rivers b. the language of the Crow people 3. capitalized Corvus 4. humble pie <
the braggart was forced to eat crow
II. verb (crowed; also in sense 1 chiefly British crew; crowing) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English crāwan Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. to make the loud shrill sound characteristic of a cock 2. to utter a sound expressive of pleasure 3. a. to exult gloatingly especially over the distress of another b. to brag exultantly or blatantly transitive verb to say with self-satisfaction Synonyms: see boast III. noun Date: 13th century 1. the cry of the cock 2. a triumphant cry

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