drugstore cowboy


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drugstore cowboy

n.
1. A loafer who passes time on sidewalks or at drugstores.
2. One who dresses or acts like a cowboy but has never been one.

drug′store cow′boy


n.
1. a young man who loafs around drugstores or on street corners.
2. a person who dresses like a cowboy but has never worked as one.
[1920–25, Amer.]
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