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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 of cowman
1670-1680
1670-80; cow1 + man1
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  • Jack suddenly broke off his remark, for in the gloom behind the cowman he saw something move.

    Two Boys in Wyoming Edward S. Ellis
  • Tall, good-looking fellow, dressed like a cowman and wearing a gun.

    Louisiana Lou William West Winter
  • “Just a friendly writing, like as not,” answered the cowman.

    Out of the Depths Robert Ames Bennet
  • “Chuckie is my daughter, legally adopted,” repeated the cowman.

    Out of the Depths Robert Ames Bennet
  • The cowman looked down thoughtfully a moment and his face grew serious.

    Bruce of the Circle A Harold Titus
  • I don't mind the cowman, but the maiden lady is a large order.

  • 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
  • Would he wait for it, as in the case of the cowman whom Elsie had told about?

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • There is one thing that a cowman dreads very much and that is the bite of a skunk.

    The Indians' Last Fight Dennis Collins
  • The cowman was so angry that he smoked savagely at his pipe for a minute in silence.

    Two Boys in Wyoming Edward S. Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for cowman

cowman

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