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cowpoke

[kou-pohk] /ˈkaʊˌpoʊk/
noun, Southwestern U.S.
1.
a cowboy or cowgirl.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; cow1 + poke1 (probably formed after cowpuncher)
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Examples for cowpoke
  • If you're ready to try your hand at being a real cowpoke, area cattle ranches give you a chance to learn the ropes.
  • In this musical western, a cowpoke goes searching for his brother's killer.
British Dictionary definitions for cowpoke

cowpuncher

/ˈkaʊˌpʌntʃə/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) informal words for cowboy
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Slang definitions & phrases for cowpoke

cowpuncher

noun

A cowboy

[first form 1870s+, second 1880s+; fr the use of metal-tipped prods to drive cattle into railroad cars]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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