Meaning of kowtow
Pronunciation: (kou'tou', -tou", kō'-), [key]
- 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., esp. in former Chinese custom.
- the act of kowtowing.
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