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Meaning of COWBOY

Pronunciation:  'kaw`boy

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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

Computing Dictionary

[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