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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
1905-1910
1905-10
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drugstore cowboy

noun phrase
  1. A young man who frequents public places trying to impress and entice women; a Romeo of the street corners: bell-bottom trousers so much in vogue with the drugstore cowboys (middle-1920s+)
  2. An extra in a western film (Hollywood)

[attributed to the cartoonist and humorist Tad Dorgan, who died in 1929]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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