Cowboy definition

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(informal) A man regarded variously as being bold, daring, independent, etc. or brash, reckless, out of control, etc.
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A hired man, especially in the western United States, who tends cattle and performs many of his duties on horseback.
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An adventurous hero.
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A ranch worker who rides horseback much of the time on his job of herding and tending cattle.
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(slang) A reckless person, such as a driver, pilot, or manager, who ignores potential risks.
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(intransitive) To work as a cowboy, herding cattle.
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(card games slang) A playing card of king rank.
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A conventionalized character in novels, motion pictures, etc., typically an adventurer of the Old West who rides horseback and carries pistols.
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A man who tends free-range cattle, especially in the American West.
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A performer in a rodeo or Wild West show.
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A man who identifies with cowboy culture, including wearing a cowboy hat and being a fan of country and western music.
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(informal) A person who engages in reckless behavior, especially for the purpose of showing off.
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(UK, informal) A dishonest and/or incompetent independent tradesman.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cowboy
Plural:
cowboys

Origin of cowboy