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A cowboy or cowgirl.



a person employed on a cattle ranch; cowboy or cowgirl.
[1885–90, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cowhand - a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horsebackcowhand - 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
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Bush's infamous shout of "Yo, Blair," as if then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair were some cowhand -- people naturally wonder whether their country, too, is deemed subservient.
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The 10 tunes included in the collection are "Catch a Falling Star" (featured in Princess Diaries), "Happy Birthday to You," "The Hokey Pokey," "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing," "I'm An Old Cowhand," "Tomorrow" (from Annie), the Beatles tune, "Let it Be," "Over the Rainbow," "Star Wars" (Main theme) and "What a Wonderful World.
Big, Gloria and Molly south of the border, where they are warm and happy and sing songs, such as "Besame Mucho," "Cielito Lindo," "I'm an Old Cowhand," "Jamaica Farewell" and others.
In the early days the cowhand had to make do with what he could carry with him.
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