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cowgirl

[kou-gurl]
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noun
  1. 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.
  2. a woman who exhibits the skills attributed to such cowgirls, especially in rodeos.
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Origin of cowgirl

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; cow1 + girl
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

farmershepherdcowboyhandcowgirlgauchocowpokecattlemancowhand

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  • 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.

    Sisters

    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