Definition of cash cow
1 : a consistently profitable business, property, or product whose profits are used to finance a company's investments in other areas
2 : one regarded or exploited as a reliable source of money <a singer deemed a cash cow for the record label>
Examples of cash cow in a sentence
The football team was a cash cow for the university.
The movie studio saw the actress as a cash cow.
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CASH COW Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cash cow for English Language Learners
: someone or something that makes a lot of money for a business, organization, etc.
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