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.

Origin of cowgirl

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