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

Examples of cowpoke in a Sentence

a movie about a couple of old cowpokes it takes a long time to train a good cowpoke
Recent Examples on the Web In the video, directed by Nicki Fletcher and Mason Allen, the two women walk around a rodeo as men ride bucking broncos, Murph raps a little, and the two women end up telling the cowpokes off. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 9 June 2023 Order this: The two-meat place is a cowpoke’s delight. Matt Wake |, al, 6 June 2023 Such a role could easily come off as bloodless, but Hauser, whose baby face peeks behind a dark beard, imbues the character with the noble loneliness of a true cowpoke. Lauren Michele Jackson, The New Yorker, 4 Feb. 2023 Because there's so much personality in plastic cowpoke Woody's voice, the Pixar animated classic is a no-brainer to include on any Hanks retrospective. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 16 Jan. 2023 After a day exploring the park's hiking trails and chasing waterfalls inside the park (40 minutes away by car), soothe your tired bones in the property’s bubbling hot tub as a ranch hand serenades you with cowpoke tunes. Emily Pennington, Condé Nast Traveler, 24 Jan. 2022 His name was Buzz Lightyear, defender of decency and good dentistry throughout the cosmos, and thanks to his chemistry with a cowpoke named Woody, this popular (and highly merchandisable) plastic-fantastic hero became an interstellar superstar. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 13 June 2022 Recall that there is a contentious posture by some that the AI sub-symbolics approach is the only cowpoke that belongs in AI town. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 19 May 2022 There is only room for one cowpoke in these hereabout parts, namely the rough and ready AI sub-symbolics. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 19 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cowpoke was circa 1881

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“Cowpoke.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


cow·​poke ˈkau̇-ˌpōk How to pronounce cowpoke (audio)
: cowboy
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