cowboy Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
puncher; cowherd; cowpuncher; cowpoke; cattleman; cowman; cowhand.
noun a performer who gives exhibitions of riding and roping and bulldogging
noun someone who is reckless or irresponsible (especially in driving vehicles)
- A cattle herder; a drover; specifically, one of an adventurous class of herders and drovers on the plains of the Western and Southwestern United States.
- One of the marauders who, in the Revolutionary War infested the neutral ground between the American and British lines, and committed depredations on the Americans.
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