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Meaning of COWBOY

Pronunciation:  'kaw`boy

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  someone who is reckless or irresponsible (especially in driving vehicles)
  2. [n]  a performer who gives exhibitions of riding and roping and bulldogging
  3. [n]  a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
 

COWBOY is a 6 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: cattleman, cowhand, cowherd, cowman, cowpoke, cowpuncher, puncher, rodeo rider
 
 See Also: adventurer, bronco buster, buckaroo, buckeroo, cowgirl, gaucho, horse wrangler, performer, performing artist, ranch hand, roper, vaquero, venturer, wrangler

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cow"boy`\ (-boi`), n.
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.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

[Sun, from William Gibson's cyberpunk SF] Synonym for hacker. It is reported that at Sun this word is often said with reverence.

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Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing or dreaming that you are a cowboy, symbolizes masculinity, ruggedness, and toughness. You are in control of your animalistic and instinctual side.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: broncobuster, buckaroo, caballero, cattleman, cavalier, cavalryman, chevalier, circus rider, cowgirl, cowhand, cowherd, cowman, cowpuncher, drover, equestrian, equestrienne, gaucho, goatherd, gooseboy, gooseherd, herder, herdsman, hogherd, horse soldier, horse wrangler, horseback rider, horsebacker, horseherd, horseman, horsewoman, jockey, knight, mounted policeman, pigman, postboy, postilion, puncher, rider, roughrider, sheepherder, sheepman, shepherd, shepherdess, steeplechaser, swanherd, swineherd, trick rider, vaquero, waddy, wrangler
 

 

 

 

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