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A cowboy or a cowgirl.


(ˈkaʊˌpʌntʃə) or


(Agriculture) US and Canadian informal words for cowboy


(ˈkaʊˌpʌn tʃər)

a cowboy or cowgirl.
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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LAL Cowpuncher Committee formed to "ride herd" on all implosion work.
After graduating from the University of Wyoming he became a cowpuncher before breaking into Broadway and films.
He urges Americans to reclaim the cowboy as America's knight: "What is become of the horseman, the cowpuncher, the last romantic figure upon our soil?
People also called him a cattleboy, cowpuncher, cowpoke, drover, wrangler, vaquero, buckaroo, ranahan, rannie, and waddie.
In December 1918 Stead's own novel of the West, The Cowpuncher, printed in Canada by the Musson Company, sold 10,000 copies within its first month, and was already into a third edition.