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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 ...

Cowtow - definition of Cowtow by The Free Dictionary

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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 ...

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Examples from the Web for kowtow ... British Dictionary definitions for kowtow ... also kow-tow, 1804, from Chinese k'o-t'ou custom of touching the ground with ...

cowtow

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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 words for ...

Kowtow - Grammarist

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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 ...

Kowtow | Definition of Kowtow by Merriam-Webster

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Chinese (Beijing) kòutóu, from kòu to knock + tóu head. First Known Use: 1804. 2 . kowtow. verb kow·tow. Simple Definition of kowtow. : to agree too easily or ...

Urban Dictionary: cowtowing

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"When the government announced plans to break up the state monopoly, the minister involved was accused of cowtowing to Micheal O'Leary." by Chris Calise  ...

cowtailing | Arnold Zwicky's Blog

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Jan 28, 2013 ... Four things: some irrelevancies to get out of the way; more eggcornish examples of cowtail; earlier blog discussion of the variant cow-tow; and ...

Re: Kowtow

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Jan 21, 2003 ... In Reply to: Cow Tao? posted by Carl Grey on January 21, 2003. : Has any one ever heard of the Phrase Cow-Tow or Cow-Tao as in don't ...

Language Log: Cow-towing to Celsius

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Oct 15, 2007 ... I don't expect other countries to cow-tow to my English, we should NOT cow-tow to their language and desires to not bother to learn our ...

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kow·tow
[kou-tou, -tou, koh-]
VERB (USED WITHOUT OBJECT)
1.
to act in an obsequious manner; show servile deference.
2.
to touch the forehead to the ground while kneeling, as an act of worship, reverence, apology, etc., especially in former Chinese custom.
NOUN
3.
the act of kowtowing.
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