drugstore cow-boy

drugstore cowboy

noun Slang.
1.
a young man who loafs around drugstores or on street corners.
2.
a person who dresses like a cowboy but has never worked as one.

Origin:
1905–10

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drugstore cowboy definition


  1. n.
    a male who hangs around drugstores and other public places trying to impress women. : You don't see the old drugstore cowboys around this part of town anymore.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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