cowpoke

[kou-pohk]
noun Southwestern U.S.
a cowboy or cowgirl.

Origin:
1880–85; cow1 + poke1 (probably formed after cowpuncher)

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cowpuncher or cowpoke (ˈkaʊˌpʌntʃə, ˈkaʊˌpəʊk)
 
n
(US), (Canadian) informal words for cowboy
 
cowpoke or cowpoke
 
n

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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.
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