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cowboy

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cowboy \Cow"boy'\ (-boi'), noun

1. A cattle herder; a drover; specifically, one of an adventurous class of herders and drovers on the plains of the Western and Southwestern United States.

2. One of the marauders who, in the Revolutionary War infested the neutral ground between the American and British lines, and committed depredations on the Americans.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

cowpoke \cowpoke\ n. a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback; -- an informal name for {cowboy}.

Syn: cowboy, cowpuncher, puncher, cowman, cattleman, cowhand, cowherd. [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

cowboy

noun

1: a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback [syn: {cowboy}, {cowpuncher}, {puncher}, {cowman}, {cattleman}, {cowpoke}, {cowhand}, {cowherd}]

2: a performer who gives exhibitions of riding and roping and bulldogging [syn: {cowboy}, {rodeo rider}]

3: someone who is reckless or irresponsible (especially in driving vehicles)


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