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cow•boy



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n.
1. a man who herds and tends cattle on a ranch, esp. in the western U.S., and who traditionally goes about most of his work on horseback.
2. a man who exhibits the skills attributed to such cowboys, esp. in rodeos.
3. Chiefly Northeastern U.S.a reckless or speedy automobile driver.
4. Informal.a reckless or irresponsible person, esp. a show-off or one who undertakes a dangerous or sensitive task heedlessly: They put foreign policy in the hands of cowboys.
5. (during the American Revolution) a member of a pro-British guerrilla band that operated between the American and British lines near New York City.

v.i.
to work as a cowboy.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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