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Justin Salinger showed up one day with a pink cowboy hat on and everyone else got really annoyed because somehow he'd managed to get the pink cowboy hat.
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Meaning of "cowboy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF COWBOY

cowboy  [ˈkaʊˌbɔɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COWBOY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cowboy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES COWBOY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cowboy

Cowboy

A cowboy is an animal herder who tends cattle on ranches in North America, traditionally on horseback, and often performs a multitude of other ranch-related tasks. The historic American cowboy of the late 19th century arose from the vaquero traditions of northern Mexico and became a figure of special significance and legend. A subtype, called a wrangler, specifically tends the horses used to work cattle. In addition to ranch work, some cowboys work for or participate in rodeos. Cowgirls, first defined as such in the late 19th century, had a less-well documented historical role, but in the modern world have established the ability to work at virtually identical tasks and obtained considerable respect for their achievements. There are also cattle handlers in many other parts of the world, particularly South America and Australia, who perform work similar to the cowboy in their respective nations. The cowboy has deep historic roots tracing back to Spain and the earliest European settlers of the Americas.

Definition of cowboy in the English dictionary

The first definition of cowboy in the dictionary is Also called: cowhand. a hired man who herds and tends cattle, usually on horseback, esp in the western US. Other definition of cowboy is a conventional character of Wild West folklore, films, etc, esp one involved in fighting Indians. Cowboy is also a person who is an irresponsible or unscrupulous operator in business.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COWBOY


attaboy
ˈætəˌbɔɪ
B-boy
ˈbiːˌbɔɪ
batboy
ˈbætˌbɔɪ
beachboy
ˈbiːtʃˌbɔɪ
billyboy
ˈbɪlɪˌbɔɪ
carboy
ˈkɑːˌbɔɪ
deadboy
ˈdɛdˌbɔɪ
doughboy
ˈdəʊˌbɔɪ
fanboy
ˈfænˌbɔɪ
homeboy
ˈhəʊmˌbɔɪ
houseboy
ˈhaʊsˌbɔɪ
ladyboy
ˈleɪdɪˌbɔɪ
lowboy
ˈləʊˌbɔɪ
newsboy
ˈnjuːzˌbɔɪ
paperboy
ˈpeɪpəˌbɔɪ
playboy
ˈpleɪˌbɔɪ
ploughboy
ˈplaʊˌbɔɪ
plowboy
ˈplaʊˌbɔɪ
schoolboy
ˈskuːlˌbɔɪ
tomboy
ˈtɒmˌbɔɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COWBOY

cowardliness
cowardly
cowardry
cowardship
cowbane
cowbell
cowberries
cowberry
cowbind
cowbird
cowboy boots
cowboy hat
cowboy outfit
cowboy up
cowcatcher
Cowdrey
cowed
cowedly
Cowell
cower

WORDS THAT END LIKE COWBOY

altar boy
baby boy
birthday boy
black boy
boy
cabin boy
drugstore cowboy
drummer boy
errand boy
fair-haired boy
golden boy
messenger boy
old boy
pretty boy
rent boy
shepherd boy
teddy boy
the boy
whipping boy
white-haired boy

Synonyms and antonyms of cowboy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «COWBOY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cowboy» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cowboy

Translation of «cowboy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COWBOY

Find out the translation of cowboy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cowboy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cowboy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

牛仔
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vaquero
570 millions of speakers

English

cowboy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चरवाहे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رَاعي البَقر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ковбой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

boiadeiro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রাখাল বালক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cow-boy
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Koboi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Cowboy
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

カウボーイ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

카우보이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kobong
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cao bồi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கவ்பாய்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

काउबॉय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kovboy
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cowboy
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kowboj
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ковбой
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cowboy
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καουμπόης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

cowboy
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

cowboy
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

cowboy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cowboy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COWBOY»

The term «cowboy» is very widely used and occupies the 10.535 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COWBOY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «cowboy» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «cowboy» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cowboy

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10 QUOTES WITH «COWBOY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cowboy.
1
Jason Aldean
I got a hat deal with Resistol, where I have my own line of cowboy hats.
2
Suzy Amis
My personal style has developed from growing up in Oklahoma, middle America, where I was wearing jeans and cowboy boots and where people were not running around in miniskirts.
3
Rosecrans Baldwin
I actually don't think there is machismo in America, unless it's the cowboy type - the silent, smoking brooder.
4
Michael Biehn
I was feeling real good and real manly. Until a real cowboy walked by and told me I had my hat on backwards. So much for my career as a cowboy.
5
Michael Biehn
They gave me the chaps and hat and everything. I looked like a real cowboy. I walked around the rodeo and thought, I am a real cowboy and thought everyone thought I was a real cowboy.
6
Spencer Boldman
I've always loved film, and since I knew I probably couldn't be a cowboy or a spy in real life, I thought I'd play one in a movie! I started doing theater in middle school and tested for 'Victorious' before being in an episode of 'iCarly.'
7
Dave Brubeck
I knew even if I'm a cowboy, I'm going to be involved in jazz in some way.
8
Billy Campbell
I tend to get comfortable with the dialogue and find out who the person is in the script and try to hit that. People are sort of independent of their occupations and their pastimes. You don't play a politician or a fireman or a cowboy - you just play a person.
9
Chris Colfer
I couldn't do country, with all due respect to all country music artists. My parents dressed me up with a cowboy hat and we'd go to the rodeo when I was younger and it traumatized me for life.
10
Alex Cox
Justin Salinger showed up one day with a pink cowboy hat on and everyone else got really annoyed because somehow he'd managed to get the pink cowboy hat.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COWBOY»

Discover the use of cowboy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cowboy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
?The Cowboy?: The Thrill of the Hunt
Jim Dorion was recruited and trained to launder money for an International Trust Co. He was told that this money was investors? money.
Jim Dyer, 2010
2
Cowboy Boots
As the world's leading authorities on the cowboy boot, Tyler and Jim have collaborated on The Cowboy Boot Book (1992), 100 Years of WesternWear (1993), and Art of the Boot (1999).
‎2004
3
Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won't ...
Persuasive, straightforward, and full of the down-home good humor and optimism of a son of the soil, Mad Cowboy is both an inspirational story of personal transformation and a convincing call to action for a plant-based diet -- for the good ...
Howard F. Lyman, 2001
4
American Cowboy
Published for devotees of the cowboy and the West, American Cowboy covers all aspects of the Western lifestyle, delivering the best in entertainment, personalities, travel, rodeo action, human interest, art, poetry, fashion, food, ...
5
American Cowboy
Published for devotees of the cowboy and the West, American Cowboy covers all aspects of the Western lifestyle, delivering the best in entertainment, personalities, travel, rodeo action, human interest, art, poetry, fashion, food, ...
6
Cable Cowboy: John Malone and the Rise of the Modern Cable ...
Told in a lively style with exclusive details, the book shows how an unassuming copper strand started as a backwoods antenna service and became the digital nervous system of the U.S., an evolution that gave U.S. consumers the fastest route ...
Mark Robichaux, 2002
7
Black cowboy, wild horses: a true story
A black cowboy is so in tune with wild mustangs that they accept him into the herd, thus enabling him singlehandedly to take them to the corral.
Julius Lester, 2001
8
Cowboy: the Illustrated History
Here’s a book as big and beautiful as the West itself, dedicated to the larger-than-life figure who symbolizes the American spirit.
Richard W. Slatta, 2008
9
Dragon Cowboy
While working on a ranch for the summer, Cowboy discovers a stranger with a dragon-shaped birthmark just like his.
Michael Dahl, 2010
10
Cowboy: A Novel
The story of Gilles Deschnes, a 20-something who moves from Montreal to Grande-Ourse, a town haunted by the grisly memory of a 12-year-old murder.
Louis Hamelin, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COWBOY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cowboy is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Burning Bush Cowboy Church presents Ranch Rodeo
Burning Bush Cowboy Church in Troy will present its first Ranch Rodeo with two performances Saturday at Cattleman Arena. Admission and ... «Troy Messenger, Jul 15»
2
PRCA: DeMoss, Cooper enjoy merriest Cowboy Christmas
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. >> Many cowboys took in large hauls during the week of Cowboy Christmas, but none prospered more than ... «Red Bluff Daily News, Jul 15»
3
Under the hat: A Guddat Cowboy Christmas
We mapped out our plan of attack and hit the road this past week to tackle our own Cowboy Christmas plans. Cowboys and barrel racers were ... «Daily Record, Jul 15»
4
Perfect Parties: Terrific twos start with cowboy birthday
As parents, we all know that our kids grow up in a blink of an eye. It seems every time they awake from a nap they are a little taller and have ... «Pensacola News Journal, Jul 15»
5
CRFF Awards - Best Overall Cowboy
It's finally time, after all the hard work you put into voting, the last award is up. Who will was the best overall Cowboy in the 2014-15 school year ... «Cowboys Ride For Free, Jul 15»
6
Amazon Prime Day Is Coming! Plus Denon and 'Cowboy Bebop'
Amazon has announced something special for its Prime subscribers: Prime Day. It'll be a special day of shopping deals that blow every other ... «GeekDad, Jul 15»
7
Major health providers place limits on low-volume 'cowboy
"I think there's a lot of work going on trying to, if you'll pardon the pun, cut away that cowboy mentality," said Hughes. "Because ultimately this ... «FierceHealthcare, Jul 15»
8
Calgary cowboy hat maker critiques headgear choices of federal …
So says Longfellow Deeds, the adopted name of a Calgary-based maker of custom cowboy hats — crafted as authentic reproductions from the ... «Calgary Sun, Jul 15»
9
Can a man ever get away with wearing cowboy boots?
Walking the streets of Britain in a pair of calf-high cowboy boots, if you are a man, is not generally considered acceptable behaviour. Gone is ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
10
Space Cowboy's got guts and he lets you hear them at the Laya …
Space Cowboy adds that he saw the picture in a newspaper article about a man who died as a result – the neon tube burst inside him. Space ... «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»

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