cow·​poke | \ ˈkau̇-ˌpōk How to pronounce cowpoke (audio) \

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a movie about a couple of old cowpokes it takes a long time to train a good cowpoke
Recent Examples on the Web Channel your inner cowpoke on this longer loop at the Western Gateway trailhead. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 5 Mar. 2021 Bull riding, bronc busting, barrel racing, steer wrestling, calf roping, team roping and team penning are among the events scheduled, along with pee-wee activities for little cowpokes. Roger Naylor, azcentral, 23 Aug. 2019 Spooner’s man, just north of town, was also a cowpoke, his hands extended, gripping nothing. Robert Simonson, New York Times, 14 Aug. 2019 This is Texas east of the Pecos, a land of cowpokes and unending fields of cotton, a crop that loves the merciless sun of its semiarid climate. Mary Ann Anderson, Twin Cities, 20 July 2019 This is a land of caprock, cowpokes and unending fields of cotton, a crop that loves the merciless sun of its semiarid climate. Mary Ann Anderson,, 18 July 2019 Walter Van Tilburg Clark turned the western on its head, or rather gave it what a cowpoke might call a neck-tie social. WSJ, 19 July 2018 His genial cowpoke persona is surrounded by profound silliness, gentle political satire and flashy fashions. Christopher Arnott,, 3 May 2018 Curly the cowpoke has an almost Thoreauvian appreciation for the bright golden haze on the meadow. Tony Adler, Chicago Reader, 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of cowpoke

circa 1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cowpoke was circa 1881

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“Cowpoke.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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