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Words that Rhyme with 'Cow'

Can you guess all the one-syllable words rhyming with "cow" that appear in the Scrabble dictionary? Contains many words whose base pronunciation is British English so think globally!!!!
Not counting rare alternate spelling or words of questionable veracity
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First submittedNovember 16, 2014
Last updatedFebruary 2, 2015
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Definition
Word
Tree branch
Bough
Waist bend
Bow
Forehead
Brow
Food
Chow
Italian hello
Ciao
Gorge
Clough
Indian Ocean boat
Dhow
To prosper
Dow
Question word
How
Definition
Word
Immediately
Now
Ouch
Ow
Farming device
Plough
Plow
Biff! Wham!
Pow
Front of a boat
Prow
Noisy argument
Row
Type of boat
Scow
Marshy area
Slough
Definition
Word
Sound of wind through trees
Sough
Female pig
Sow
Chinese philosophical path
Tao
Greek letter
Tau
You
Thou
Oath
Vow
Amazing!
Wow
Ouch!
Yow
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level 72
Nov 17, 2014
Plough?
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level 41
Nov 17, 2014
I knew there was one other missing. Thanks
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level 82
Nov 27, 2014
Aren't plow and plough the same thing?
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level 64
Jun 16, 2016
I thought so too.
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level 54
Aug 17, 2016
"In American and Canadian English, plow is the preferred spelling of the farm implement and its related verbs. Plough is the preferred spelling in the main varieties of English from outside North America." - Grammarist.
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level 39
May 30, 2019
Meow?
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level 63
Nov 18, 2014
Row doesn't rhyme. Plough gets tallied, but doesn't show up in the answers. Tao.
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level 41
Nov 20, 2014
Row (pronounced rau) is a term for an argument, as in 'they are having a row again.'
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level 73
Dec 5, 2014
Always thought that pronounced just like row a boat. cool
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level 77
Jan 2, 2015
I hate that word. I see it in newspaper headlines all the time over in the Middle East. They freaking love it. (the word)
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level 71
Jan 6, 2015
buck, I was with you...learned something new today.
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level 69
Dec 20, 2017
@ kalbahamut - Row is a pretty common word in the UK to be honest. Maybe it's overused in the middle east, but you'll see it in plenty of newspaper headlines here too.
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level 37
Feb 27, 2019
@Tramp - yeah i know, my teachers talk about giving people a row. It seems to be quite a scottish thing
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level 56
May 4, 2019
I love that word!
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level 71
Nov 26, 2014
When has prow meant the front of a boat?
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level 52
Oct 26, 2018
a long time... just because you have never heard of it does not mean that it does not exist
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level 82
Nov 28, 2014
Slough usually rhymes with Sue or blue, not cow, in the middle American pronunciation world.
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level 41
Nov 28, 2014
Ah yes, pronounciations can be fun...
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level 66
Jan 9, 2015
Dictionary.com has it pronounced "slou" for the definition "an area of soft, muddy ground; swamp or swamplike region" and "sloo" for the definition "a marshy or reedy pool, pond, inlet, backwater, or the like." I may be splitting hairs here, but it seems to me the clue given more fits the "sloo" pronunciation.
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level 75
Jan 29, 2016
There's a slew of sloughs around my area and they're both pronounced the same
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level 71
May 25, 2016
*pronunciations
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level 74
Jan 6, 2015
True in Western Canada too. We had a slough (sounds like slew) on our ranch for irrigation.
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level 76
Jan 6, 2015
Agree with "slue" for the American Mid-South when referring to a marshy area, or if used as a snake shedding its skin, then it is pronounced as "sluff". I don't think proper names should be allowed or too many variations would appear - Howe, Rowe, Yao, Lau, Mao, Prough, etc. BTW, we also pronounce Tau as "Taw" here, but it was the only Greek letter that came near so I got the answer.
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level 71
Jul 10, 2016
This quiz is from the Scrabble dictionary, and yeah – proper nouns of any sort are not permitted in Scrabble.
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level 58
Nov 10, 2017
It's pronounced Tow, not Taw.
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level 75
Jan 9, 2015
Both pronunciations are acceptable. Even according to the American dictionary (Webster). "Slew" is a minority pronunciation however, in global terms. Good job quizmaster.
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level 49
Dec 21, 2014
There's one more. Mow as in hay mow, which is the part of the barn where hay is stacked and stored.
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level 59
Jan 6, 2015
Mow does not rhyme with cow
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level 58
Jan 6, 2015
A hay mow, the loft at the top of the barn where hay is stored, does indeed rhyme with cow. To mow hay (or grass) does not.
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level 49
Jan 7, 2015
http://www.word-detective.com/2011/12/hay-mow/
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level 77
Jan 2, 2015
What about trow? meow? Laos? Chairman Mao? Frau? Shao? ... if we're accepting Ciao.

and dao is not a rare alternate spelling of tao. It's an extremely common alternate spelling.
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level 71
Jul 10, 2016
In Scrabble, proper nouns are not accepted, so that eliminates Lao/Laos and Mao; foreign words are not accepted unless so commonly used in English they are considered loaner words, so that's why ciao but not frau or shao; trow is deemed archaic; and finally, the instructions now say one-syllable if it didn't before, so that explains why no meow. But don't blame the quizmaker; he's just using the Scrabble dictionary, which is a very peculiar dictionary indeed!
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level 77
May 4, 2019
my cat pronounces meow with a single syllable. Sort of like the first syllable of mjolnir.
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level 74
Jan 6, 2015
In the UK, particularly northern England, 'clough' is pronounced 'cluff', as in 'enough'.
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level 67
Jan 7, 2015
As in Brian Clough ......... soccer player.
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level 52
Oct 26, 2018
and the bird chough...
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level 61
Dec 18, 2018
that's tough
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level 44
Jan 6, 2015
You should accept alternate spellings of dhow. You should accept dao in place of tao, as it is an extremely common alternate spelling. Plow and plough are the same things, so you shouldn't have separate spaces for them.
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level 61
Dec 18, 2018
agree with the plow and plough, I thought I needed to look for another device
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level 44
Jan 6, 2015
You should accept "nau" for the "type of ship" question. I've heard of those, but I've never heard of a scow before.
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level 56
Jan 6, 2015
needs to have "bow" for the front of the boat as well.
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level 68
Apr 17, 2016
I second that. Bow fits the requirements.
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level 61
Dec 18, 2018
I tried that and it gave me credit for another answer, Then I thought maybe I got the spelling wrong so tried bough, got the credit for yet another answer haha. Tried a third time but no cigar so gave up cause I coulldnt think of the answer (have heard of it before though)
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level 48
Jan 6, 2015
I think replacing "Food" with "Eat" would make more sense. I hear people say "chow" when they mean "to eat" more often than when they mean just "food". More people may get that one then.
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level 61
Dec 18, 2018
I disagree, I would no thave gotten it with eat I think.
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level 48
Jan 6, 2015
Did anyone else keep trying Dao or Dhao for "Chinese philosophical path"? Maybe I'm confusing it for something else. Although, Dao/Dhao and Mao (as in Mao Zedong, unless that's a weird pronunciation) could be added to this quiz.
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level 67
Jan 6, 2015
Dao is the more modern spelling of the word, based off the now-widespread Pinyin Romanization. The spelling Tao is from the older Wade-Giles Romanization. Dao should be accepted. Dhao, however, is not a word. Anything with Bh, Dh, or Gh combinations is usually from the languages of the Indian Subcontinent (e.g., Bhagavad Gita, Buddha, Ghazal), and represents a murmured-voiced articulation of a consonant. Lastly, Mao does rhyme with cow, but it's a proper noun, so that's probably why it's not in here.
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level ∞
Jan 6, 2015
Dao will work now.
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level 42
Jan 6, 2015
Well I got 'clough' but not 'now', I feel stupid.
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level 35
Jan 8, 2015
Demonym of Laos- Lao
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level 65
Jan 8, 2015
Can you please accept "phhstzaquenstprrenta$$samisaliar//feetandyabby" for "sow?"
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level 32
Jan 9, 2015
What about the country of Laos and the language, Lao?
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level 9
Jan 10, 2015
This quiz is the stupidest thing i have ever seen. Im on vacation, i don't want to learn how to spell words right now.
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level 61
Dec 18, 2018
are you being forced? Man enjoy the scenery, dont spend your vacation behind a computer.
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level 26
Jan 10, 2015
this quiz is completely wrong! Because ow is a word that you say to make someone giggle. Right, Quizmaster?
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level 52
Oct 26, 2018
what planet are you from where the word "ow" makes people giggle???
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level 26
Jan 10, 2015
Yow Ow Ow is the name of a famous singer who has boys called Owy boys and sings songs with the word ow in them. Like Yow Ow Ow's Owy Ow.
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level 21
Jan 26, 2015
What about allow?
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level 41
Mar 21, 2015
Shouldn't "bow" also be accepted for the front of a boat?
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level 24
Apr 21, 2015
The front of a ship is a bow
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level 53
Dec 20, 2017
Or a prow. Look it up.
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level 76
Feb 14, 2016
You have "Ouch" and "Ouch!" as separate clues. Why not combine them? Also, you have "Indian Ocean boat", which doesn't count as a "Type of boat". Maybe you could be more specific for the "Type of boat" clue?
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level 40
Jun 24, 2016
Bow, Mao?
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level 20
Aug 18, 2016
I live in Slough!
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level 40
Sep 30, 2016
When you get that 1% question cos you guessed: 😅
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level 28
Nov 20, 2017
Laos?
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level 53
Dec 20, 2017
But where in the world does "dow" come from, meaning "prosper"?? I see that 30% of people get it, but I've never encountered it before.
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level 52
Oct 26, 2018
i have heard of endow, which means give or bequeath money or property,.. maybe from the same roots?
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level 61
Dec 18, 2018
maybe dowry too then I guess
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level 67
Dec 28, 2017
Good quiz, Like this try 'Words that rhyme with RIG'...........here it is
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level 40
Apr 16, 2018
must admit I always thought clough was pronounced cliff
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level 61
Dec 18, 2018
I wonder how do you pronounce gif? (yes I am asking on purpose ;) )
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level 40
Apr 16, 2018
cluff
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level 48
Sep 21, 2018
When you got clough and not row
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level 52
Oct 26, 2018
one thing i hate on here is seeing someone say you SHOULD accept some alternative... if you want to make a suggestion use COULD, it's much politer
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level 21
Apr 12, 2019
Isn't the front of a boat the bow