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Noun: cowboy  'kaw,boy
  1. A hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
    - cowpuncher [N. Amer], puncher [N. Amer], cowman, cattleman, cowpoke [N. Amer, informal], cowhand, cowherd
  2. A performer who gives exhibitions of riding and roping and bulldogging
    - rodeo rider
  3. Someone who is reckless or irresponsible (especially in driving vehicles)
  4. [Brit] A dishonest or incompetent tradesman

Derived forms: cowboys

Type of: adventurer, performer, performing artist, ranch hand, venturer

Encyclopedia: Cowboy