Definition of cowlick
: a lock or tuft of hair growing in a different direction from the rest of the hair
Recent Examples of cowlick from the Web
Their brightly colored cowlicks provide dramatic texture to the garden.
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First Known Use of cowlick
COWLICK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cowlick for English Language Learners
: a small bunch of hair on a person's head that sticks up above the hair around it : a small bunch of hair that will not lie flat
COWLICK Defined for Kids
Definition of cowlick for Students
: a small bunch of hair that sticks out and will not lie flat
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