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[kou-gurl] /ˈkaʊˌgɜrl/
a woman who herds and tends cattle on a ranch, especially in the western U.S., and who traditionally goes about most of her work on horseback.
a woman who exhibits the skills attributed to such cowgirls, especially in rodeos.
Origin of cowgirl
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85; cow1 + girl Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • That Krishna's nature should be complemented by a cowgirl is not so much as even considered.

  • “We certainly have not got to have this cowgirl around for long,” continued Hortense.

    The Girl from Sunset Ranch Amy Bell Marlowe
  • Sometimes, Beulah, from your choice of English, I might think you a cowgirl.

    Sisters Grace May North
  • One cowgirl says, 'That happy flute to be played on by Krishna!

  • On impulse Helen had taken the tone she had with them—had showed them in “that cowgirl” just what they had expected to find.

    The Girl from Sunset Ranch Amy Bell Marlowe
  • But Persis was perfect to the saddle, part of the horse, as fearless and as expert in her smart gear as any cowgirl of the plains.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
  • To do this, the cowgirl placed her suit-case on the seat and, standing, bent over it.

    Poor Folk in Spain Jan Gordon
  • However, that “cowgirl” left her mark on many a gilded youth, and Bud Larkin was one.

    The Free Range Francis William Sullivan

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