cow·​punch·​er ˈkau̇-ˌpən-chər How to pronounce cowpuncher (audio)

Examples of cowpuncher in a Sentence

cowpunchers hanging out and telling stories during branding time
Recent Examples on the Web Joe worked as a cowpuncher in Flagler, Colo., making $150 a day tending to cattle on horseback. Jose A. Del Real, Washington Post, 6 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cowpuncher was in 1878

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“Cowpuncher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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cow·​punch·​er -ˌpən-chər How to pronounce cowpuncher (audio)
: cowboy

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