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cowman

[kou-muh n] /ˈkaʊ mən/
noun, plural cowmen.
1.
Western U.S.
  1. a person who owns cattle; rancher.
  2. a cowboy or cowherd.
2.
British. a farmworker who tends cows.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; cow1 + man1
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British Dictionary definitions for cow man

cowman

/ˈkaʊmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(Brit) another name for cowherd
2.
(US & Canadian) a man who owns cattle; rancher
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