Definition of heifer
: a young cow; especially : one that has not had a calf
Recent Examples of heifer from the Web
Just the sound of his South Georgia drawl can move a herd of half-ton heifers, so how much trouble could a 10-pound bird be?
The rise of agriculture made commodities like cattle and grain ideal proto-currencies: Since everyone knew what a heifer or a bushel was worth, the system was more efficient than barter.
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Origin and Etymology of heifer
Middle English hayfare, from Old English hēahfore
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
HEIFER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of heifer for English Language Learners
: a young female cow; especially : one that has not had a calf
HEIFER Defined for Kids
Definition of heifer for Students
: a young cow
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