cowgirl

noun
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

Examples of cowgirl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Selena Gomez is the glam cowgirl of our dreams -- and the dreams of 7 million Instagram followers too. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Selena Gomez Is a Glam Cowgirl in New Rare Beauty Photos," 22 Mar. 2021 The clock begins when the cowgirl rides her horse into the arena and stops when the horse crosses a finish line on the way back to the entry point. Tess Demeyer, Dallas News, "Everything you need to know about the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo," 2 Dec. 2020 The Village Bar had a Western theme, with the female employees clad in thematically appropriate little cowgirl costumes. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, "Flattop concerts, Anchorage’s dock and the price of cocaine in 1977: A historian answers reader questions," 14 Dec. 2020 In that event, a cowgirl riding a horse attempts to run down and rope a calf that is given a head start. Tess Demeyer, Dallas News, "Everything you need to know about the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo," 2 Dec. 2020 Professional rodeo athletes and the amateur cowboys and cowgirls who qualified in the semifinals will compete in events such as team roping, barrel racing and bull riding for a $2.35 million purse — one of the biggest payouts in rodeo. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "9 fun things to do the week of March 6-12 in Dallas-Fort Worth," 4 Mar. 2020 Dozens of horse trailers, cowboys and cowgirls roll into town over Ski Joring weekend, and the old mining town’s Wild West vibe reaches its height. Shauna Farnell, New York Times, "The Wild West, on Skis," 19 Mar. 2020 The seasoned cowboys and cowgirls have been perfecting their skills in the ring and are ready to compete during this two-day event. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Two days of cowgirls and cowboys competing at annual Poway Rodeo," 26 Sep. 2019 Watch amateur cowboys and cowgirls compete in events such as team roping, barrel racing and bull riding in hopes of qualifying for the finals March 7-8 at AT&T Stadium. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "11 fun things to do the week of Feb. 28-March 5 in Dallas-Fort Worth," 26 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of cowgirl

1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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29 Mar 2021

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“Cowgirl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cowgirl. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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cowgirl

noun

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

cowgirl

noun
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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