a person employed on a cattle ranch; cowboy or cowgirl.

Origin of cowhand

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; cow1 + hand Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cowhand

Historical Examples of cowhand

  • Well, what do you think of your first experience as a cowhand?

    The Long Dim Trail

    Forrestine C. Hooker

  • Yuh sure it wasn't that cowhand called Yuma that put yuh up tuh findin' out what my intentions was regardin' Mort?