[kou-tou, -tou, koh-] /ˈkaʊˈtaʊ, -ˌtaʊ, ˈkoʊ-/
verb (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.
the act of kowtowing.
to touch the forehead to the ground as a sign of deference: a former Chinese custom
(often foll by to) to be servile or obsequious (towards)
the act of kowtowing
also kow-tow, 1804, from Chinese k’o-t’ou custom of touching the ground with the forehead to show respect or submission, literally “knock the head,” from k’o “knock, bump” + t’ou “head.” The verb in the figurative sense of “act in an obsequious manner” is from 1826. Related: Kowtowed; kowtowing.
[koi-yoo-kon, kah-] /ˌkɔɪ yuˈkɒn, ˌkɑ-/ noun 1. a member of a North American Indian people living in the Yukon River valley in west-central Alaska. 2. the Athabaskan language of the Koyukon.
thorn. (1.) A descendant of Judah. 1 Chr. 4:8, “Coz;” R.V., “Hakkoz.” (2.) A priest, the head of the seventh division of the priests (Ezra 2:61; Neh. 3:4, 21; 7:63). In 1 Chr. 24:10 the word has the article prefixed, and it is taken as a part of the word “Hakkoz.”
[kaw-zah-nee] /kɔˈzɑ ni/ noun 1. a city in central Greece.
[koh-zhi-kohd] /ˈkoʊ ʒɪˌkoʊd/ noun 1. a city in W Kerala, in SW India. /ˌkəʊʒɪˈkəʊd/ noun 1. a port in SW India, in W Kerala on the Malabar coast: important European trading post (1511–1765): formerly calico-manufacturing. Pop: 436 527 (2001) Also called Calicut