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 The stool here is great for exploring new positions and trying some old ones as well, including reverse cowgirl. Ashley Cobb, Essence, 28 July 2022 And younger daughter Randa, now 12 and in school in Fort Payne, is a cowgirl who shows her prized heifers at cattle roundups. Mary Colurso |, al, 2 June 2022 The designer also bought a pair of square-toe cowgirl boots for $75,000 that Monroe wore in The Misfits and gifted them to Demi Moore. Vogue, 1 June 2022 The 26-year-old cowgirl from Stephenville accomplished both Saturday night at the AT&T Center, claiming the title of first breakaway roping champion in San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo history. John Whisler, San Antonio Express-News, 27 Feb. 2022 Kelly took the 1991 song made famous by country duo Brooks & Dunn and gave it her own modern-day flair by flipping the lyrics to sing it from a cowgirl's perspective. Chaise Sanders, Country Living, 24 Feb. 2022 Taylor appeared to be dressed as a cowgirl, while Brayden went as a shark. Benjamin Vanhoose,, 1 Nov. 2021 Our favorite space cowgirl Kacey Musgraves paid homage to an iconic hippie on the season 47 premiere of Saturday Night Live over the weekend. Hanna Flanagan,, 5 Oct. 2021 Jennifer Lopez arrived as a fashionable cowgirl with a wide-brim hat, leather accessories, and dramatic fringe jacket. Sarah Boyd, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of cowgirl

1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Cowgirl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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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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