/ˈkaʊˌlık/ noun, pl -licks [count]
chiefly US : a small bunch of hair on a person's head that sticks up above the hair around it : a small bunch of hair that will not lie flat

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  • Cowlick — Cow lick ( l?k ), n. A tuft of hair turned up or awry (usually over the forehead), as if licked by a cow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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