cow·​hand | \ ˈkau̇-ˌhand How to pronounce cowhand (audio) \

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Examples of cowhand in a Sentence

we need to hire a new cowhand to help out
Recent Examples on the Web Her late father grew up as an orphan and learned to celebrate holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas while working as a cowhand in Blanding. The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 Nov. 2021 Brisby’s ranch duties come second to mugging for the camera and teasing his employees, which include a Costanza-like cowhand who’s afraid of climbing onto a bucking horse. Neal Justin, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Aug. 2021 Cooper Grodin excels as Ali Hakim, a peddler in checked jacket and pants who is desperately trying to escape Annie’s clutches, and Sean Bell is also an asset as cowhand Will Parker, intent on marrying Annie but dismayed by her wayward ways. Don Aucoin,, 14 June 2019 In Texas, many black men became skilled cowhands when white ranchers left their land and cattle behind to fight in the Civil War. Nadra Nittle, Vox, 5 June 2019 Find an old cowhand with an old guitar To yodel me joyfully on my way. Carson Vaughan, New York Times, 1 Apr. 2018 His mission, therefore, was to lead the doubters and internet-oppressors gently into the new territory, disarming them with his cowboy hat and beard and with language which a poet or a cowhand could understand. The Economist, 22 Feb. 2018 Like Mexican machaca, pipikaula is dried beef, introduced years ago by Mexican cowhands who were brought in to manage Oahu’s cattle. David Hammond,, 31 Jan. 2018 But with a combination of a lack of effective containment— barbed wire was not yet invented—and too few cowhands, the cattle population ran wild. Katie Nodjimbadem, Smithsonian, 13 Feb. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of cowhand

1852, in the meaning defined above

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cow·​hand | \ ˈkau̇-ˌhand How to pronounce cowhand (audio) \

Kids Definition of cowhand

: a person who works on a cattle ranch


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