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cowpuncher

[kou-puhn-cher]
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noun
  1. a cowboy or cowgirl.

Origin of cowpuncher

1875–80; cow1 + puncher (see punch1, -er1)
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Examples from the Web for cowpuncher

Historical Examples

  • Then the cowpuncher bethought him of his duty to his employer.

    The Night Riders

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • But the cowpuncher was desperate and knew how to handle her.

    The Night Riders

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • “Makes me glad, missie,” said the cowpuncher, with alacrity.

    The Night Riders

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • "Just a word with you, Mr. Cowpuncher," said Herbert in a loud voice.

  • The cowpuncher's mount went down, its nose burrowing into the turf.


British Dictionary definitions for cowpuncher

cowpuncher

cowpoke (ˈkaʊˌpəʊk)

noun
  1. US and Canadian informal words for cowboy
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