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Kowtow, which is borrowed from kau tau in Cantonese (koutou in Mandarin Chinese), is the act of deep respect shown by prostration, that is, kneeling and ...


intr.v. kow·towed, kow·tow·ing, kow·tows. 1. To kneel and touch the forehead to the ground in expression of deep respect, worship, or submission, as formerly ...


also kow-tow, 1804, from Chinese k'o-t'ou custom of touching the ground with the forehead to show respect or submission, literally "knock the head," from k'o ...


May 31, 2016 ... You can tow a cow to water, but you can't make it drink. But the word that means bowing worshipfully before someone comes from the Chinese ...


verb kow·tow \ (ˌ)kau̇-ˈtau̇ , ˈkau̇-ˌtau̇ \. Examples: kowtow in a Sentence. Editor's Note: Did You Know? CloseStyle: MLA APA Chicago. EasyBib .


Kotow, cowtow, cow tow, kow-tow, and kow tow have been pushed out by the now standard form. Like other long-established loanwords, kowtow does not need ...


Jan 21, 2003 ... Has any one ever heard of the Phrase Cow-Tow or Cow-Tao as in don't cow-tao to the oppostion, meaning don't give in to the opposition?


“My parents refused to cowtail to this commercialism.” Spotted in this discussion thread http://newsforums.bbc.co.uk/nol/thread. … &edition=1.


CowTow. Posted by Frankie on September 01, 2000. In Reply to: CowTow posted by LawyerChk on September 01, 2000. : Is this one word or two? and what ...