cash cow

noun

Definition of cash cow

  1. 1 :  a consistently profitable business, property, or product whose profits are used to finance a company's investments in other areas

  2. 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

  1. The football team was a cash cow for the university.

  2. The movie studio saw the actress as a cash cow.

1972

First Known Use of cash cow

1972


CASH COW Defined for English Language Learners

cash cow

noun

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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