What does cowboy mean?

Definitions for cowboy
ˈkaʊˌbɔɪcow·boy

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word cowboy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cowboy, cowpuncher, puncher, cowman, cattleman, cowpoke, cowhand, cowherdnoun

    a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback

  2. cowboy, rodeo ridernoun

    a performer who gives exhibitions of riding and roping and bulldogging

  3. cowboynoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. cowboynoun

    A man who tends free-range cattle, especially in the American West.

  2. cowboynoun

    A man who identifies with cowboy culture, including wearing a cowboy hat and being a fan of country and western music.

  3. cowboynoun

    A person who engages in reckless behavior, especially for the purpose of showing off.

  4. cowboynoun

    A dishonest and/or incompetent independent tradesman.

  5. cowboynoun

    A playing card of king rank.

  6. cowboyverb

    To work as a cowboy, herding cattle.

Wikipedia

  1. Cowboy

    A cowboy is an animal herder who tends cattle on ranches in North America, traditionally on horseback, and often performs a multitude of other ranch-related tasks. The historic American cowboy of the late 19th century arose from the vaquero traditions of northern Mexico and became a figure of special significance and legend. A subtype, called a wrangler, specifically tends the horses used to work cattle. In addition to ranch work, some cowboys work for or participate in rodeos. Cowgirls, first defined as such in the late 19th century, had a less-well documented historical role, but in the modern world work at identical tasks and have obtained considerable respect for their achievements. Cattle handlers in many other parts of the world, particularly South America and Australia, perform work similar to the cowboy. The cowboy has deep historic roots tracing back to Spain and the earliest European settlers of the Americas. Over the centuries, differences in terrain and climate, and the influence of cattle-handling traditions from multiple cultures, created several distinct styles of equipment, clothing and animal handling. As the ever-practical cowboy adapted to the modern world, his equipment and techniques also adapted, though many classic traditions are preserved.

ChatGPT

  1. cowboy

    A cowboy is a term primarily used in the American West to describe a skilled and experienced individual who is familiar with livestock handling, particularly with cattle. Cowboys are typically associated with horseback riding and the herding and management of cattle on ranches or during cattle drives. They are characterized by their distinctive clothing, including a wide-brimmed hat, boots, chaps, and often a bandana, as well as their proficiency in roping, branding, and other activities related to ranch work.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cowboynoun

    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. Cowboynoun

    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

Wikidata

  1. Cowboy

    A cowboy is an animal herder who tends cattle on ranches in North America, traditionally on horseback, and often performs a multitude of other ranch-related tasks. The historic American cowboy of the late 19th century arose from the vaquero traditions of northern Mexico and became a figure of special significance and legend. A subtype, called a wrangler, specifically tends the horses used to work cattle. In addition to ranch work, some cowboys work for or participate in rodeos. Cowgirls, first defined as such in the late 19th century, had a less-well documented historical role, but in the modern world have established the ability to work at virtually identical tasks and obtained considerable respect for their achievements. There are also cattle handlers in many other parts of the world, particularly South America and Australia, who perform work similar to the cowboy in their respective nations. The cowboy has deep historic roots tracing back to Spain and the earliest European settlers of the Americas. Over the centuries, differences in terrain, climate and the influence of cattle-handling traditions from multiple cultures created several distinct styles of equipment, clothing and animal handling. As the ever-practical cowboy adapted to the modern world, the cowboy's equipment and techniques also adapted to some degree, though many classic traditions are still preserved today.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. cowboy

    [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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. COWBOY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cowboy is ranked #93921 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Cowboy surname appeared 195 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Cowboy.

    91.7% or 179 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    2.5% or 5 total occurrences were White.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cowboy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cowboy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of cowboy in a Sentence

  1. Roger McGuinn:

    When The Byrds started country-rock, we had no idea there would be such a thing. We were just trying to honor the music. We started listening to country radio. We went to Nudie's and got cowboy clothes.

  2. Adam Levine:

    Right as we do it, I just kiss her, kiss her. I didnt know what a movie kiss was. I wouldnt say I jammed my tongue down her throat but I would say I gave her a real French kiss, ill never forget it as long as I live.I go into kiss her and shes like, Woah! Woah! Woah! Woah! Oh cowboy. You dont use the tongue.

  3. Conductor Ludwig Wicki:

    For me it's a combination of music and horses and landscapes. When I was young I dreamed to be a cowboy, and I think that's what Western is, it's a dream for mostly boys, to be a cowboy or an Indian, and have these beautiful clothes, we played that in the forest, and that's still in my heart.

  4. Ken Burns:

    We tend to think of Country Music as one thing, but it's always been many things, country Music omnivorously wants to grab cowboy music and western swing, and the Bakersfield sound and the Nashville sound, countrypolitan and all the various permutations of string bands up and down Appalachia, one of which branches off into a whole new genre called bluegrass. Country Music's never ending and Country Music's omnivorous and Country Music's not Country Music. Country Music's always been connected. There's no border. No passports required, that allows you to go into RB or allows you to go into jazz or allows you to go into folk or rock. It is, in fact, one of the parents of rock with RB.

  5. Matthew Dolloff:

    The cowboy hat is the history of the West.

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