from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A projecting tuft of hair on the head that grows in a different direction from the rest of the hair and will not lie flat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An unruly lock of hair that sticks straight up from the rear of the skull as if licked by a cow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A tuft of hair turned up or awry (usually over the forehead), as if licked by a cow.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tuft of hair which presents the appearance of hair that has been licked by a cow, as on herself or on a calf, out of its proper position and natural direction. Also called calf-lick.
- n. plural The snowdrop-tree, Mohrodendron dipterum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tuft of hair that grows in a different direction from the rest of the hair and usually will not lie flat
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Researchers say the creature’s single antler, which pokes up like a cowlick from the middle of its head, may be the result of a genetic anomaly — although its twin has two horns, the AP reports.
Trousers may be brought to order in a few minutes, but to subdue a cowlick is a matter of years.
Babbing caught him by the "cowlick" that adorned his ingenuous young forehead.
I can't really remember what was first, just that I started noticing odd indentations in things, like in a fresh jar of peanut butter, leaving a little cowlick of Jif hanging over the screw top.
He had a buzz cut with a cowlick in the center of his forehead and a quirky smile.
The spike of hair that by now had probably developed into a cowlick.
A kid done up as Tintin, his trench coat torn and covered in blood, but his cowlick still perfect.
His white-blond hair was shaved on the sides, a cowlick at the back of his head.
Then I just want to tamp down its cowlick and put it in orthopedic sneakers and set it to dancing.
I noticed years ago that my dad and my son have the same cowlick but I finally managed to capture it on camera at my son's recent basketball game: