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cowgirl

[kou-gurl] /ˈkaʊˌgɜrl/
noun
1.
a woman who herds and tends cattle on a ranch, especially in the western U.S., and who traditionally goes about most of her work on horseback.
2.
a woman who exhibits the skills attributed to such cowgirls, especially in rodeos.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism; cow1 + girl
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