cowpuncher

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cow·punch·er

 (kou′pŭn′chər)
n.
A cowboy or a cowgirl.

cowpuncher

(ˈkaʊˌpʌntʃə) or

cowpoke

n
(Agriculture) US and Canadian informal words for cowboy

cow•punch•er

(ˈkaʊˌpʌn tʃər)

n.
a cowboy or cowgirl.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cowpuncher - a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horsebackcowpuncher - 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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