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(also cow town)
  • 1North American A town or city in a cattle-raising area of western North America.

    ‘Asheville in fact became a leading cow town long before that distinction befell Dodge City or Abilene.’
    • ‘Livingston is attached to its past as an old cow town where you could walk down the street and greet your neighbors.’
    • ‘If only it could talk, it looks as if it could tell tales of cattle drives, cow towns, campfires, shootouts - and gullible gunwriters.’
    • ‘Wyatt had been a peace officer in two of the West's roughest cow towns.’
    • ‘An atmosphere of an old American cow town is being presented with cowboys in western gear walking around town.’
    1. 1.1A small, isolated, or unsophisticated town.
      ‘I've traveled by modem vehicle from south Texas to the Kansas cow town of Dodge City.’
      • ‘At 18, she plunked down the money she'd been saving for years to buy a train ticket to Manhattan and leave her cow town behind.’
      • ‘‘I got off a tour bus when Denver was a sleepy cow town,’ he recalls.’
      • ‘Not too shabby for a bunch of Texans working part-time in a cow town.’
      • ‘How else do you think she went from some cow town in Canada to being a stage star?’



/ˈkoutoun/ /ˈkaʊtaʊn/