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cowboy Explained

cowboy at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


cowboy at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C]
1 in the US, a man who rides a horse and whose job is to care for cattle:
2 BrE someone who is dishonest in business, or who produces very bad quality work: --a firm of cowboy builders//
3 cowboys and Indians: a game played by children who fight while pretending to be cowboys and Native Americans//

cowboy at Dutch => English Of Explained:


cowboy at German => English Of Explained:


cowboy at Indonesian => English Of Explained:

cowboy, rough, rowdy

cowboy at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Horseman skilled at handling cattle in the U.S. West. From c.1820, cowboys were employed in small numbers on Texas ranches, where they had learned the skills of the vaquero (Spanish: "cowboy"). After the Civil War, their numbers rapidly multiplied as cattle raising evolved into a lucrative industry throughout the W territories. Cowboys rounded up and branded the cattle, kept watch over the herd, and drove those ready for market to railroad towns. As the agricultural frontier moved west, the open range was transformed into farms, and by 1890 cowboys had been forced to settle on ranches. The romance of their image lived on in U.S. folklore and through movies and television.

cowboy at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

50 Moby Thesaurus words for "cowboy":
broncobuster, buckaroo, caballero, cattleman, cavalier, cavalryman,
chevalier, circus rider, cowgirl, cowhand, cowherd, cowman,
cowpuncher, drover, equestrian, equestrienne, gaucho, goatherd,
gooseboy, gooseherd, herder, herdsman, hogherd, horse soldier,
horse wrangler, horseback rider, horsebacker, horseherd, horseman,
horsewoman, jockey, knight, mounted policeman, pigman, postboy,
postilion, puncher, rider, roughrider, sheepherder, sheepman,
shepherd, shepherdess, steeplechaser, swanherd, swineherd,
trick rider, vaquero, waddy, wrangler

cowboy at Dutch => English Of Explained:

cowboy [kɑubɔj]

cowboy at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 a man who rides a horse and whose job is to take care of CATTLE in the western parts of the US:
cowboy boots / hats
2 a man like this as a character in a film/movie about the American West:
children playing a game of cowboys and Indians
3 (BrE, informal, disapproving) a dishonest person in business, especially sb who produces work of bad quality or charges too high a price

Cowboy at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Cowboy \Cow"boy`\ (-boi`), n.
1. A cattle herder; a drover; specifically, one of an
adventurous class of herders and drovers on the plains of
the Western and Southwestern United States.

2. One of the marauders who, in the Revolutionary War
infested the neutral ground between the American and
British lines, and committed depredations on the

cowboy at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:

ЖИВо въображение a lively/vivid imagination
ЖИВo описание a vivid description
показвам ЖИВ интерес show lively/keen interest
ЖИВи цветове vi

cowboy at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on
horseback [syn: {cowpuncher}, {puncher}, {cowman}, {cattleman},
{cowpoke}, {cowhand}, {cowherd}]
2: a performer who gives exhibitions of riding and roping and
bulldogging [syn: {rodeo rider}]
3: someone who is reckless or irresponsible (especially in
driving vehicles)

cowboy at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Cowboy


Category: Image - :Texascowboys2.jpg|thumb|right| Cowboys


* Inter: compound » cow|boy


Inter: en-nou » n
  • A man who tends free-range cattle, especially in the American West.
    1. A man who identifies with cowboy culture, including wearing a cowboy hat and being a fan of country and western music.
    2. Inter: informa » l A person who engages in reckless behavior, especially for the purpose of showing off.
    3. Inter: British » informal A dishonest and/or incompetent independent tradesman.
    4. Inter: card games » _|slang A playing card of king rank.

      Related terms

      * cowman

      Coordinate terms

      * cowgirl


      * cowhand

  • cowperson
  • cowpoke


    Inter: trans-top » person who tends cattle
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|رعوي البقر|m, Inter: t- » ar|رعات البقر|p
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|կովբոյ|tr=kovboy
  • Bulgarian: каубой
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|牛仔|tr=niúzǎi|sc=Hani
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|cowboy|c
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|vakero
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|karjapaimen
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|cow-boy, Inter: t+ » fr|cowboy
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Cowboy|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αγελαδάρης|m|tr=ageladáris, Inter: t+ » el|καουμπόης|m, Inter: t+ » el|καουμπόι|m
  • Hebrew: בוקר (boqer) {{m}} (1,2)
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|カウボーイ|tr=kaubōi|sc=Jpan
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|카우보이|tr=kauboi|sc=Kore

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|каубој|m|tr=káuboj|sc=Cyrl Inter: qualifier » of American cowboys, Inter: t- » mk|говедар|m|tr=góvedar|sc=Cyrl
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|koboi
    • Marathi: Inter: t- » mr|काउबॉय|tr=kāubǒya|sc=Deva
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|akałii
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|vaqueiro
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|ковбой|m|tr=kovbój Inter: qualifier » of American cowboys, Inter: t+ » ru|пастух|m|tr=pastúx|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|пастушка|f|tr=pastúška|sc=Cyrl
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|gille-cruidh|m
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|kauboj|m
    • Slovak: kraviar {{m}} (1), cowboy {{m}} (2...)
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|vaquero|m, Inter: t+ » es|gaucho|m, Inter: t+ » es|huaso|m, Inter: t+ » es|llanero
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|cowboy|c
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|kovboy
    • Welsh: Inter: t- » cy|cowboi|m

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * cattleman
  • buckaroo


    Inter: en-ver » b

  • Inter: intransitiv » e To work as a cowboy, herding cattle.
    1. 1994, Sherry Robinson, El Malpais, Mt. Taylor, and the Zuni Mountains: a hiking guide and history
    2. : Besides cowboying he worked at a small sawmill that cut logs into "four slabs and a tie" and sold ties to the railroad.
    3. 1995, American Cowboy (volume 2, number 4, Nov-Dec 1995, page 26)
    4. : Derwood Bailey cowboyed for 50 cents a day, a noon meal, and a gallon of oats for his horse.
    5. 2003, C. J. Hadley, Trappings of the Great Basin Buckaroo
    6. : I still had never ridden or cowboyed, and I wanted to learn something about it. I'd been making the damn saddles for years but didn't know how to use them.


      * Weisenberg, Michael (2000) The Official Dictionary of Poker. MGI/Mike Caro University. ISBN 978-1880069523

    Category: Category:en:Cattle -



    Inter: fi-nou » n
  • cowboy


    Inter: fi-decl-rosé » cowbo|y|a|en|i|illsg2=cowboyhyn


    * karjapaimen

  • Category: Category:fi:Cattle -



    * Inter: IPA » /ˈkaʊ̯bɔj/|lang=sv


    Inter: sv-noun » g=c
  • cowboy


    Inter: sv-noun-reg-e » r

    Usage notes

    The plural form could also be cowboys.

  • Category: Category:sv:Cattle -
    Translation: et » cowboy
    Translation: fr » cowboy
    Translation: ko » cowboy
    Translation: io » cowboy
    Translation: id » cowboy
    Translation: hu » cowboy
    Translation: my » cowboy
    Translation: nl » cowboy
    Translation: pl » cowboy
    Translation: pt » cowboy
    Translation: ru » cowboy
    Category: simple:cowboy -
    Translation: fi » cowboy
    Translation: sv » cowboy
    Translation: tr » cowboy
    Translation: vi » cowboy
    Translation: zh » cowboy

    Cowboy at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » cowboy


    Inter: wikipedia » lang=de


    Inter: borrowing » en|cowboy|lang=de.


    Inter: de-noun » m|Cowboys|Cowboys
  • cowboy

  • Translation: de » Cowboy
    Translation: id » Cowboy
    Translation: ku » Cowboy
    Translation: zh » Cowboy