cow pie


: a dropping of cow dung

Examples of cow pie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These were more indiscrete: vast and seemingly formless, like massive cow pies turned to stone and then broken by a nasty fall. Karen Wright, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 During the Swamp Works tour, Mueller brought out what looked like a squashed cow pie. Samantha Masunagastaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 21 Nov. 2022 This year in Northbrook, Penny, about 16 months, a female Guernsey yearling from Historic Wagner Farm in Glenview, did not provide a cow pie, but one lucky recipient did win based on where Penny’s right front hoof landed on the prize winning square. Karie Angell Luc, Chicago Tribune, 19 Sep. 2022 The Museo Della Merda in Lombardy, Italy has, in fact, already created terra cotta tiles, flowerpots, and tableware from a cow pie-and-clay mix. Bryn Nelson, CNN, 6 Sep. 2022 Additionally, Indiana Ribeye offers a $5 cow pie, which are two homemade chocolate chip cookies with vanilla ice cream in the middle. Serena Puang, The Indianapolis Star, 6 Aug. 2021 But even in summer, when elk consume fresh grasses and the poop may look similar to cow pies, closer inspection reveals traces of the pellet-like structure. Popular Science, 23 Jan. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cow pie was in 1947

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“Cow pie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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