cowboy

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English[edit]

Cowboys

Etymology[edit]

cow +‎ boy

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkaʊˌbɔɪ/
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Noun[edit]

cowboy (plural cowboys)

  1. A man who tends free-range cattle, especially in the American West.
    • 1899, Stephen Crane, chapter 1, in 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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Verb[edit]

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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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English cowboy.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑu̯.bɔi̯/
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  • Hyphenation: cow‧boy

Noun[edit]

cowboy m (plural cowboys, diminutive cowboytje n)

  1. cowboy

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English cowboy.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑu̯boi̯/, [ˈkɑu̯bo̞i̯]

Noun[edit]

cowboy

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

Declension[edit]

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
Possessive forms of cowboy (type rosé)
possessor singular plural
1st person cowboyni cowboymme
2nd person cowboysi cowboynne
3rd person cowboynsa

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French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

cowboy m (plural cowboys)

  1. Alternative spelling of cow-boy

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English cowboy.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ ˈkɒuboj]
  • Hyphenation: cow‧boy
  • Rhymes: -oj

Noun[edit]

cowboy (plural cowboyok)

  1. cowboy

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative cowboy cowboyok
accusative cowboyt cowboyokat
dative cowboynak cowboyoknak
instrumental cowboyjal cowboyokkal
causal-final cowboyért cowboyokért
translative cowboyjá cowboyokká
terminative cowboyig cowboyokig
essive-formal cowboyként cowboyokként
essive-modal
inessive cowboyban cowboyokban
superessive cowboyon cowboyokon
adessive cowboynál cowboyoknál
illative cowboyba cowboyokba
sublative cowboyra cowboyokra
allative cowboyhoz cowboyokhoz
elative cowboyból cowboyokból
delative cowboyról cowboyokról
ablative cowboytól cowboyoktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
cowboyé cowboyoké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
cowboyéi cowboyokéi
Possessive forms of cowboy
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. cowboyom cowboyaim
2nd person sing. cowboyod cowboyaid
3rd person sing. cowboya cowboyai
1st person plural cowboyunk cowboyaink
2nd person plural cowboyotok cowboyaitok
3rd person plural cowboyuk cowboyaik

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English cowboy.

Noun[edit]

cowboy m (definite singular cowboyen, indefinite plural cowboyer, definite plural cowboyene)

  1. a cowboy (most senses)
    cowboyer og indianere - cowboys and Indians

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English cowboy.

Noun[edit]

cowboy m (definite singular cowboyen, indefinite plural cowboyar, definite plural cowboyane)

  1. a cowboy (most senses)
    cowboyar og indianarar - cowboys and Indians

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

cowboy m (plural cowboys)

  1. Alternative spelling of caubói

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English cowboy.

Noun[edit]

cowboy m (plural cowboys)

  1. cowboy

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English cowboy.

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Noun[edit]

cowboy c

  1. cowboy

Usage notes[edit]

The plural form could also be cowboys.

Declension[edit]

Declension of cowboy 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative cowboy cowboyen cowboyer cowboyerna
Genitive cowboys cowboyens cowboyers cowboyernas