Definitions

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  • noun informal A cowboy

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

  • noun a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback

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Examples

  • At any time he was ready with a sneer for what he called the cowpuncher's "grandstanding."

    Steve Yeager

  • The cowpuncher was a potential cattle-owner and good citizen, and if he went wild on occasion it was largely because he was so exuberantly young.

    Roosevelt in the Bad Lands

  • The cowpuncher was a long-bodied man, smooth-muscled and lithe.

    A Man Four-Square

  • It came as a shock to her to realize that fact -- she was becoming as wild as this "cowpuncher" husband of hers, who even now was sallying forth with spade and ax to excavate a shallow grave in the frozen earth, to save a man's body from prowling wolves.

    Colorado Jim

  • Indeed her anger at the whole species called "cowpuncher" now focused to a burning-point on him of the gilded spurs.

    Alcatraz

  • Watching Mr. Brubeck treat the piano like a restless horse made me wonder whether he was still a cowpuncher at heart.

    Ranching

  • No cowpuncher would be fool enough to ride out at midnight in the dead of winter unless he had to.

    Come Again No More

  • "You just tend your cattle like a good little cowpuncher?"

    A Girl's Legs Stirring The Air

  • No cowpuncher would be fool enough to ride out at midnight in the dead of winter unless he had to.

    Come Again No More

  • No cowpuncher would be fool enough to ride out at midnight in the dead of winter unless he had to.

    Come Again No More

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