Buffalo Bill

Cody

[koh-dee]
noun
  1. William FrederickBuffalo Bill, 1846–1917, U.S. Army scout and showman.
  2. a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for buffalo bill

Buffalo Bill

noun
  1. nickname of William Frederick Cody . 1846–1917, US showman who toured Europe and the US with his famous Wild West Show

Cody

noun
  1. William Frederick. the real name of Buffalo Bill
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buffalo bill in Culture

Buffalo Bill

William F. Cody, an American adventurer, soldier, and showman of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His popular “Wild West Show,” begun in the 1880s, featured acts such as the marksmanship of Annie Oakley, mock battles between Native Americans and army troops, and breathtaking displays of cowboy skills and horsemanship. It toured the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Note

Buffalo Bill's “Wild West Show” was a major influence in the creation of the popular image of the romantic and exciting old West.

Buffalo Bill

William F. Cody, a frontier settler, scout, and soldier of the nineteenth century. He was involved in several military actions against Native Americans and later turned to entertainment, founding the celebrated “Wild West Show.” (See also under “Fine Arts.”)

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