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cow·boy

 (kou′boi′)
n.
1. A hired man, especially in the western United States, who tends cattle and performs many of his duties on horseback. Also called cowman; also called regionally buckaroo, vaquero, waddy2. See Note at buckaroo
2. An adventurous hero.
3. Slang A reckless person, such as a driver, pilot, or manager, who ignores potential risks.

cowboy

(ˈkaʊˌbɔɪ)
n
1. (Agriculture) Also called: cowhand a hired man who herds and tends cattle, usually on horseback, esp in the western US
2. (Historical Terms) a conventional character of Wild West folklore, films, etc
3. informal
a. a person who is an irresponsible or unscrupulous operator in business
b. (as modifier): cowboy contractors; cowboy shop steward.
4. (Agriculture) Austral a man or boy who tends cattle
ˈcowˌgirl fem n

cow•boy

(ˈkaʊˌbɔɪ)

n.
1. a man, usu. on horseback, who herds and tends cattle.
2. a reckless vehicle driver.
[1715–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cowboy - a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horsebackcowboy - a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
buckaroo, buckeroo, vaquero - local names for a cowboy (`vaquero' is used especially in southwestern and central Texas and `buckaroo' is used especially in California)
cowgirl - a woman cowboy
gaucho - a cowboy of the South American pampas
horse wrangler, wrangler - a cowboy who takes care of the saddle horses
ranch hand - a hired hand on a ranch
roper - a cowboy who uses a lasso to rope cattle or horses
2.cowboy - a performer who gives exhibitions of riding and roping and bulldoggingcowboy - a performer who gives exhibitions of riding and roping and bulldogging
performer, performing artist - an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
3.cowboy - someone who is reckless or irresponsible (especially in driving vehicles)
adventurer, venturer - a person who enjoys taking risks

cowboy

noun
1. cowhand, drover, herder, rancher, stockman, cattleman, herdsman, gaucho (S. American), buckaroo (U.S.), ranchero (U.S.), cowpuncher (U.S. informal), broncobuster (U.S.), wrangler (U.S.) Ranchers have recently been finding it impossible to recruit people to work as cowboys.
2. amateur, fraud, rogue, incompetent, bungler, nonprofessional Those builders we hired were nothing but a bunch of cowboys.
Translations
رَاعي البَقرراعي بَقَـر
kovbojhonák
cowboy
karjapaimen
kauboj
lovas marhapásztor
kúreki
カウボーイ
카우보이
govedarkavboj
cowboy
คาวบอย
cao bồi

cowboy

[ˈkaʊbɔɪ]
A. N
1.vaquero m, gaucho m (Arg) (Cine etc) → cowboy m
cowboys and Indians (= game) → indios mpl y americanos
2. (Brit) → chorizo/a m/f (Sp)
he's a real cowboyes un auténtico chorizo
the cowboys of the building tradelos piratas de la construcción
B. CPD cowboy boots NPLbotas fpl camperas
cowboy hat Nsombrero m de cowboy

cowboy

[ˈkaʊbɔɪ]
n
(= worker with cattle) → cow-boy m
(British) (= incompetent worker) → fumiste mf
modif
[film] → de cow-boy
(British) (= incompetent) [builder] → pas sérieux/eusecowboy boots nplsantiags mplcowboy hat nchapeau m de cow-boy, stetson mcowboy outfit npanoplie f de cowboycow dung nbouse f de vache

cowboy

[ˈkaʊˌbɔɪ] ncowboy m inv
to play cowboys and Indians → giocare agli indiani (e ai cowboys)

cow1

(kau) noun
1. the female of cattle used for giving milk. He has ten cows and a bull.
2. the female of certain other animals eg the elephant, whale.
ˈcowboy noun
in the United States, a man who looks after cattle on a ranch.
ˈcowherd noun
a person who looks after cows.
ˈcowhide noun, adjective
(of) the skin of a cow made into leather. a bag made of cowhide; a cowhide bag.

cowboy

رَاعي البَقر kovboj cowboy Cowboy καουμπόης vaquero karjapaimen cow-boy kauboj cowboy カウボーイ 카우보이 cowboy cowboy kowboj boiadeiro, vaqueiro ковбой cowboy คาวบอย kovboy cao bồi 牛仔
References in classic literature ?
I remember, somewhere, sitting in a circle with Japanese fishermen, Kanaka boat-steerers from our own vessels, and a young Danish sailor fresh from cowboying in the Argentine and with a penchant for native customs and ceremonials.