cow·​girl | \ ˈkau̇-ˌgər(-ə)l How to pronounce cowgirl (audio) \

Definition of cowgirl

1 : a girl or woman who tends cattle or horses
2 : a girl or woman who is a rodeo performer

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In 1911, cowgirl ‘‘Two-Gun Nan’’ Aspinwall became the first woman to make a solo trip by horse across the United States, arriving in New York 10 months after departing from San Francisco., "This day in history," 8 July 2019 Even before a teenaged version of the little boy Andy, who once played with toys like Sheriff Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and Jessie the cowgirl, hands off those same toys to a little girl, the toys are placed in a literally death-defying situation. Josh Spiegel, The Hollywood Reporter, "How 'Toy Story 4' Says Goodbye (Again)," 23 June 2019 This Woody themed wall decal pack is perfect for any cowboy or cowgirl. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "From Woody to Buzz, and of course Forky, here's your guide to the best 'Toy Story 4' merch," 14 June 2019 Don't get me wrong, cowgirl position works for a lot of women. Gigi Engle, Marie Claire, "What to Do If Cowgirl Position Isn't Working for You," 9 June 2017 West's sartorial inspiration for the film appears to be Jessie, the animated cowgirl from Pixar's Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "North West Stars in Her First Music Video Featuring Kim Kardashian," 15 May 2019 Meanwhile, honing in on the cowgirl trend was Junglepussy. Vogue, "The 17 Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Michael B. Jordan Gives Blue Steel, Tracee Ellis Ross Breaks It Down, and More," 23 Mar. 2019 King Princess, also known as Mikaela Strauss, has tried out the cowgirl aesthetic before—albeit, one that pairs leather boots with copper velvet pants and a Bubble Wrap hoodie. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "King Princess’s New Music Video Is a Surreal Remake of an Iconic Wizard of Oz Scene," 2 Nov. 2018 Cowboys and cowgirls compete in the 85th annual Washington State Fair Rodeo in Puyallup this weekend. Alan Berner, The Seattle Times, "A wild ride at the Washington State Fair Rodeo," 8 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of cowgirl

1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cowgirl was in 1884

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English Language Learners Definition of cowgirl

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


cow·​girl | \ ˈkau̇-ˌgərl How to pronounce cowgirl (audio) \

Kids Definition of cowgirl

: a girl or woman who works on a ranch or performs at a rodeo

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