cowgirl

[ kou-gurl ]
/ ˈkaʊˌgɜrl /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. cower,
  2. cowes,
  3. cowfeteria,
  4. cowfish,
  5. cowflop,
  6. cowhage,
  7. cowhand,
  8. cowherb,
  9. cowherd,
  10. cowhide

Origin of cowgirl

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; cow1 + girl

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