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1cowboy

noun cow·boy \-ˌbi\

: a man who rides a horse and whose job is to take care of cows or horses especially in the western U.S.

: a man who performs in a rodeo

: someone who has qualities that are commonly associated with the cowboys in movies; especially : someone who does things that other people consider foolish and dangerous

Full Definition of COWBOY

1
:  one who tends cattle or horses; especially :  a usually mounted cattle-ranch hand
2
:  a rodeo performer
3
:  one having qualities (as recklessness, aggressiveness, or independence) popularly associated with cowboys: as
a :  a reckless driver
b :  a business or businessperson operating in an uncontrolled or unregulated manner

Examples of COWBOY

  1. a movie about cowboys in the old West
  2. He worked for several years as a cowboy on a ranch in Texas.
  3. We've got a bunch of risk-taking cowboys running this project.

First Known Use of COWBOY

1623

2cowboy

verb

: to work as a cowboy

Full Definition of COWBOY

intransitive verb
:  to work as a cowboy <cowboyed in Texas and Oklahoma>

Examples of COWBOY

  1. He cowboyed in Texas and Oklahoma.

First Known Use of COWBOY

1948
COWBOY Defined for Kids

cowboy

noun cow·boy \ˈka-ˌbi\

Definition of COWBOY for Kids

:  a man or boy who works on a ranch or performs at a rodeo

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