Try Our Apps


Pore Over vs. Pour Over


[kou-muh n] /ˈkaʊ mən/
noun, plural cowmen.
Western U.S.
  1. a person who owns cattle; rancher.
  2. a cowboy or cowherd.
British. a farmworker who tends cows.
Origin of cowman
1670-80; cow1 + man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for cowman
Historical Examples
  • Jack suddenly broke off his remark, for in the gloom behind the cowman he saw something move.

    Two Boys in Wyoming Edward S. Ellis
  • His tone was conciliating, and the cowman, in spite of himself, responded to it.

    The Forester's Daughter Hamlin Garland
  • “Just a friendly writing, like as not,” answered the cowman.

    Out of the Depths Robert Ames Bennet
  • He's the only cowman in the hills I'd trust them white faces with, an' he's got to winter 'em for me.

    The Gold Girl James B. Hendryx
  • The cowman looked down thoughtfully a moment and his face grew serious.

    Bruce of the Circle A Harold Titus
  • Jim Larson, a cowman from down the river, sat on the edge of the platform.

    The Fighting Edge William MacLeod Raine
  • These redcoats move along social lines that don't look like much to a cowman; but once in the Force you must abide by them.

    Raw Gold Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • Tall, good-looking fellow, dressed like a cowman and wearing a gun.

    Louisiana Lou William West Winter
  • There is one thing that a cowman dreads very much and that is the bite of a skunk.

    The Indians' Last Fight Dennis Collins
  • “Chuckie is my daughter, legally adopted,” repeated the cowman.

    Out of the Depths Robert Ames Bennet
British Dictionary definitions for cowman


noun (pl) -men
(Brit) another name for cowherd
(US & Canadian) a man who owns cattle; rancher
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for cowman

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for cowman

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for cowman