cow·​man | \ ˈkau̇-mən How to pronounce cowman (audio) , -ˌman \

Definition of cowman

2 : a cattle owner or rancher

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Examples of cowman in a Sentence

an expert cowman who can round up the livestock in no time
Recent Examples on the Web The crowd roared in wonder, then stood again, whooping like farmers and cowmen. Sarah Larson, The New Yorker, "Shirley Jones Returns to “Oklahoma!” with Her Teen-Idol Son," 17 June 2019

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First Known Use of cowman

1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cowman was in 1677

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“Cowman.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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a feeling of well-being or elation

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