cow·​girl ˈkau̇-ˌgər(-ə)l How to pronounce cowgirl (audio)
: a girl or woman who tends cattle or horses
: a girl or woman who is a rodeo performer

Examples of cowgirl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Khloé wore a cowgirl hat and dark blue hoodie for the outing, while Tatum donned a cream tracksuit. Becca Longmire, Peoplemag, 23 Apr. 2024 Beyoncé is in her cowgirl era, and she's got a manicure to match. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 26 Mar. 2024 Featuring a space cowgirl theme and the words Rocket Man — which was one of Moxxi’s horse's names — the bold-hued piece brightens up an otherwise mostly dark space. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 11 Apr. 2024 Produced by Dweck and Kershaw for Beautiful Stories Productions, the film is shot in black-and-white and celebrates the beauty and passion of a group of skilled Argentine cowboys and cowgirls, known as gauchos. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 10 Apr. 2024 But Take Note The blanket features a colorful Western cowgirl print with horses, snakes, boots, and more—a bold print that may not appeal to all tastes. Phoebe Sklansky, Parents, 4 Apr. 2024 Cowboy boots + denim shorts + graphic tee The ultimate cowgirl uniform, made more interesting with a pair of eye-catching boots. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, 3 Apr. 2024 Musgraves grew up in tiny Golden, Texas, and started singing (and yodeling) as a precocious kid in an oversize cowgirl hat. Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times, 13 Mar. 2024 Rodeo Queens helped shape the culture of these events alongside cowboys and cowgirls, like the ones Beyoncé paid homage to in 2021 with Ivy Park Rodeo. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 28 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cowgirl was in 1753

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“Cowgirl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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cow·​girl ˈkau̇-ˌgər(-ə)l How to pronounce cowgirl (audio)
: a girl or woman who tends cattle or horses

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