cowman

[kou-muh n]

Origin of cowman

First recorded in 1670–80; cow1 + man1
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Examples from the Web for cowman

Historical Examples of cowman

  • Tall, good-looking fellow, dressed like a cowman and wearing a gun.

    Louisiana Lou

    William West Winter

  • Turning sharply about to the cowman, he caught him in a reluctant grin.

    Out of the Depths

    Robert Ames Bennet

  • Well, honey,” asked the cowman, “did you have him pulling leather?

    Out of the Depths

    Robert Ames Bennet

  • “Just a friendly writing, like as not,” answered the cowman.

    Out of the Depths

    Robert Ames Bennet

  • “Chuckie is my daughter, legally adopted,” repeated the cowman.

    Out of the Depths

    Robert Ames Bennet


British Dictionary definitions for cowman

cowman

noun plural -men
  1. British another name for cowherd
  2. US and Canadian a man who owns cattle; rancher
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