eat crow

idiom

Definition of eat crow

US, informal
: to admit that one was wrong or accept that one has been defeated He was forced to eat crow when the company fired him.

Learn More About eat crow

Dictionary Entries Near eat crow

eat away

eat crow

eat dust

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for eat crow

Cite this Entry

“Eat crow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eat%20crow. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on eat crow

Britannica English: Translation of eat crow for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!