cowboy

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English[edit]

Cowboys

Etymology[edit]

cow +‎ boy

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cowboy ‎(plural cowboys)

  1. A man who tends free-range cattle, especially in the American West.
    • 1899, Stephen Crane, chapter 1, Twelve O'Clock:
      There was some laughter, and Roddle was left free to expand his ideas on the periodic visits of cowboys to the town. “Mason Rickets, he had ten big punkins a-sittin' in front of his store, an' them fellers from the Upside-down-F ranch shot 'em up […].”
  2. A man who identifies with cowboy culture, including wearing a cowboy hat and being a fan of country and western music.
  3. (informal) A person who engages in reckless behavior, especially for the purpose of showing off.
  4. (Britain, informal) A dishonest and/or incompetent independent tradesman.
  5. (card games slang) A playing card of king rank.

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cowboy ‎(third-person singular simple present cowboys, present participle cowboying, simple past and past participle cowboyed)

  1. (intransitive) To work as a cowboy, herding cattle.
    • 1994, Sherry Robinson, El Malpais, Mt. Taylor, and the Zuni Mountains: a hiking guide and history
      Besides cowboying he worked at a small sawmill that cut logs into "four slabs and a tie" and sold ties to the railroad.
    • 1995, American Cowboy (volume 2, number 4, Nov-Dec 1995, page 26)
      Derwood Bailey cowboyed for 50 cents a day, a noon meal, and a gallon of oats for his horse.
    • 2003, C. J. Hadley, Trappings of the Great Basin Buckaroo
      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.

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Finnish[edit]

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cowboy

  1. cowboy (person who attends cattle, especially in the American West)

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Inflection of cowboy (Kotus type 21/rosé, no gradation)
nominative cowboy cowboyt
genitive cowboyn cowboyiden
cowboyitten
partitive cowboyta cowboyita
illative cowboyhin
cowboyhyn
cowboyihin
singular plural
nominative cowboy cowboyt
accusative nom.? cowboy cowboyt
gen. cowboyn
genitive cowboyn cowboyiden
cowboyitten
partitive cowboyta cowboyita
inessive cowboyssa cowboyissa
elative cowboysta cowboyista
illative cowboyhin
cowboyhyn
cowboyihin
adessive cowboylla cowboyilla
ablative cowboylta cowboyilta
allative cowboylle cowboyille
essive cowboyna cowboyina
translative cowboyksi cowboyiksi
instructive cowboyin
abessive cowboytta cowboyitta
comitative cowboyineen

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Swedish[edit]

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cowboy c

  1. cowboy

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The plural form could also be cowboys.


Spanish[edit]

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cowboy m ‎(plural cowboys)

  1. cowboy