moo

n
British
a woman, particularly a stupid or unpleasant woman. It has been claimed that the comedy script-writer Johnny Speight invented this abusive term for his 1960s television series Till Death do us Part to avoid the BBC ban, in force at that time, on the use of the word cow. In fact the word already existed in London work-ing-class vocabulary from at least the 1950s.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • moo — [mo͞o] n. pl. moos [echoic] the characteristic vocal sound made by a cow; lowing sound vi. mooed, mooing to make this sound; low …   English World dictionary

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