drugstore cowboy

noun

Definition of drugstore cowboy 

1 : one who wears cowboy clothes but has had no experience as a cowboy

2 : one who loafs on street corners and in drugstores

First Known Use of drugstore cowboy

1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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