(USED WITHOUT OBJECT)
to act in an obsequious manner; show servile deference.
to touch the forehead to the ground while kneeling, as an act of worship, reverence, apology, etc., especially in former Chinese custom.
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 ...
noun kow·tow \(ˌ)kau̇-ˈtau̇, ˈkau̇-ˌ\. Definition of KOWTOW. : an act of
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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 ...
Oct 12, 2009 ... First I read a blog that began by complaining that a highly-placed politician was
cow towing to foreign interests. Most recently Beth had an ...
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 ...
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
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 ...