Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hired woman, especially in the western United States, who tends cattle and performs many of her duties on horseback.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a woman who tends free-range cattle, especially in the American West.
  • n. a woman who identifies with cowboy culture, including clothing such as the cowboy hat.
  • n. a playing card of queen rank.
  • v. To work as a cowgirl, herding cattle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a woman cowboy

Etymologies

cow(boy) + girl.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
cow +‎ girl (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Good to know: the reverse cowgirl is suggested as a sexual position less likely to spread H1N1.

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  • Women in cowgirl dresses sway to the music, mouthing the words as they step backward and forward in unison on the stage.

    Thai Noon

  • Space cowgirl is just as cool a costume, is it not?

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  • "O'Keeffe's life embodied those qualities that go into the word cowgirl," said Director of Exhibits and Education Diana Vela.

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  • Nearby, a troupe of middle-aged women in cowgirl outfits performed a dance to Frank Sinatra’s rendition of “New York, New York.”

    Map Quest

  • There's just something a little more "cowgirl" about riding a horse (or pony) in Texas.

    Giddyup!

  • I did not get a feeling of "cowgirl" at all and Dani seemed more polite than stupid.

    Snarklings versus the Snarkometer, #38

  • The "cowgirl" remark was so lame, it wasn't worth getting mad about.

    Hoot

  • The "cowgirl" jab — well, that was my own fault, he thought.

    Hoot

  • On inquiry I learned that this was called a "cowgirl" costume.

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