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 This is a great way to live out those urban cowgirl dreams. Taylor Gumm, Rolling Stone, 7 Feb. 2024 On Tuesday, the SKIMS mogul, 43, mogul shared a series of photos on Instagram showing off her cozy cowgirl outfit. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 31 Jan. 2024 The foundation’s main mission is to raise awareness and celebrate how much significance Black cowboys and cowgirls hold on Oklahoma’s equestrian heritage. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 25 Jan. 2024 This photography book is a celebration of the historic accomplishments, strength, and determination of Black cowboys, and includes quotes and stories from the cowboys and cowgirls of the traveling Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo that started in 1984. L. Daniela Alvarez, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Jan. 2024 Kardashian’s cowgirl inspo appeared to match her surroundings in the upload, as little horse figurines could be seen on a shelf in the background of the cabin. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 31 Jan. 2024 In these spare road ballads and cowgirl waltzes, Williamson reads Raymond Carver aloud by a pool bar, drinks with boys who worship Townes, and squints at an ex whose new girlfriends just keep getting younger. Pitchfork, 6 Dec. 2023 Justice O’Connor’s devotion to her husband was, perhaps, in keeping with her characteristic cowgirl grit. Kate Zernike, New York Times, 2 Dec. 2023 Then the singer added an oversized brown fur coat and a pair of truly amazing thigh-high boots with cherry red cowgirl accents at the knee and toe. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 29 Nov. 2023 See More

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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 25 Feb. 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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