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A cowboy or cowgirl.
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a cowboy or cowgirl.
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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.
1001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn’t Know by W.R. Runyan Copyright © 2011 by W.R. Runyan
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
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[ˈkaʊpəʊk] N (US) → vaquero m
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High, lonesome, with a confident cowpoke falsetto, the voice takes you to sun bathed Italian hillsides, lonely highways and strikes a sweet and plaintive tone.
Just think if Bill Ruger had released his .45 Colt Blackhawk when a young cowpoke by the name of Elmer Keith blew up his Colt SAA .45 on a fateful 4th of July?
Starring Tim Blake Nelson as the titular Buster, a traveling singer and gunslinger, this short take on the genre is both funny and morbid, signaling the Coens' intention to chew on the theme of human mortality like a cowpoke nurses his chawin' tobacky.
Songs of the Urban Cowpoke is the debut album of family-friendly western and folk music from "urban cowboy" Hopalong Andrew.
This presentation by the Magical Moombah, a musical vaudeville for kids, features Sheriff Rumbles and his "cowpoke comrades" singing songs like "Home On The Range," "There's A Hole In The Bucket" and "I'm An Old Cowhand."
A pivotal moment in the film is old cowpoke "Curly's" commentary on life:
Rather, all the elements of its annual meeting appeared to resemble the Western formula, successful since the advent of movies, of the shady cowpoke riding into town under cover of darkness to rustle some cattle, then head out just before the sheriff and the local ranchers mount up.
Time, then, to close the chapter headed American Dream and open your Latin primers at Jeep, the iconic badge of the cowpoke bought by Fiat in the resulting fire sale.
Vincent Cassel plays a Cajun cowpoke (thereby explaining away the French accent) who has a run in with Michael Madsen's showboating baddie and smokes an awful lot of hallucinogenic Native Indian peace pipes - leading to him tripping weird pulsating fractals that would look more at home in some headache-inducing Euro-trance video than For A Few Dollars More.
The winning boat (Cowpoke) released 24 fish, then followed that a week later by winning the 57th Annual Light Tackle Tournament with 28 releases.
He and Gnasher will show that cowpoke who's really top dog."
One piece of frontier wisdom, though, might be more debatable: "Wide open spaces don't breed no chatterboxes." Double negative notwithstanding, I reckon the cowpoke who came up with that one was gone long before he had a chance to meet up with the wide open spaces of social media sites, where the chatter trails mosey on as far as the eye can read.