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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for cowgirl

farmer, shepherd, cowboy, hand, gaucho, cowpoke, cattleman, cowhand

Examples from the Web for cowgirl

Contemporary Examples of cowgirl

Historical Examples of cowgirl

  • Of course, on actual work on the range there is no such thing as a cowgirl.

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

  • Sometimes, Beulah, from your choice of English, I might think you a cowgirl.


    Grace May North

  • To do this, the cowgirl placed her suit-case on the seat and, standing, bent over it.

  • The chrysalis of the cowgirl had burst and this butterfly had emerged.

    Frances of the Ranges

    Amy Bell Marlowe