Buffalo Bill

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Cody

[koh-dee]
noun
1.
William Frederick ("Buffalo Bill") 1846–1917, U.S. Army scout and showman.
2.
a male given name.
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Buffalo Bill
 
n
nickname of William Frederick Cody. 1846--1917, US showman who toured Europe and the US with his famous Wild West Show

Cody (ˈkəʊdɪ)
 
n
William Frederick. the real name of Buffalo Bill

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Buffalo Bill definition


William F. Cody, an American adventurer, soldier, and showman of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His popular “Wild West Show,” begun in the 1880s, featured acts such as the marksmanship of Annie Oakley, mock battles between Native Americans and army troops, and breathtaking displays of cowboy skills and horsemanship. It toured the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Note: Buffalo Bill's “Wild West Show” was a major influence in the creation of the popular image of the romantic and exciting old West.

Buffalo Bill definition


William F. Cody, a frontier settler, scout, and soldier of the nineteenth century. He was involved in several military actions against Native Americans and later turned to entertainment, founding the celebrated “Wild West Show.” (See also under “Fine Arts.”)

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