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 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 When love goes wrong, what's a sad, mad cowgirl to do? Leah Greenblatt,, 14 Sep. 2021 Why not Kacey Musgraves, the sad, psychedelic cowgirl? New York Times, 26 Aug. 2021 The cowgirl’s dress transforms into a sunset in several desert animals are riding their bikes. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 17 Aug. 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 28 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for cowgirl


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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