cowman

[ kou-muhn ]
/ ˈkaʊ mən /

noun, plural cow·men.

Western U.S.
  1. a person who owns cattle; rancher.
  2. a cowboy or cowherd.
British. a farmworker who tends cows.

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Origin of cowman

First recorded in 1670–80; cow1 + man
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British Dictionary definitions for cowman

cowman
/ (ˈkaʊmən) /

noun plural -men

British another name for cowherd
US and Canadian a man who owns cattle; rancher
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