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A cowboy or cowgirl.



a cowboy or cowgirl.


1. A contrivance hung about a cow’s neck to make it difficult for the cow to crawl through a fence. The poke was usually made of a light tree limb fork about three feet long. Factory-made models of iron straps were also available.
2. A colloquial expression for cowboy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cowpoke - a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horsebackcowpoke - 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


[ˈkaʊpəʊk] N (US) → vaquero m
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This is the third book for author Joseph Louis Garces III, who also wrote "Garrett the Firefighter" and "Tyler the Cowpoke.
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He and Gnasher will show that cowpoke who's really top dog.
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With one swift push off the shoulder of a cute cowpoke, I settled into the squeaky leather.
The image was also cropped to remove the bare buns of the man in the trough, and a lot more soap suds were added to conceal the genitals of the dark-haired cowpoke.
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Such issues mightily inflame the gal from the little cowpoke town of Seguin, but golly it did take a while to rouse her ire - or even her interest for that matter - when we were skittering around these subjects in a chat about her forthcoming British tour.