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cow college

noun, Informal.
1.
an agricultural college.
2.
a small, relatively unknown rural college.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
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cow college

noun phrase

A college rurally located and of humble distinction, esp an agricultural college: Every instructor in every cow college is trying to get to be an assistant professor (1900+ College students)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with cow college
An agricultural college; any small, relatively unknown rural college. For example, He's never published a paper, but he might do all right in some cow college. This term uses cow in the somewhat pejorative sense of “provincial.” [ c. 1910 ]
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