drugstore cowboy


: one who wears cowboy clothes but has had no experience as a cowboy
: one who loafs on street corners and in drugstores

Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of drugstore cowboy was in 1923

Dictionary Entries Near drugstore cowboy

Cite this Entry

“Drugstore cowboy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drugstore%20cowboy. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!