cowpoke

[ kou-pohk ]
/ ˈkaʊˌpoʊk /

noun Southwestern U.S.

a cowboy or cowgirl.

Origin of cowpoke

1880–85; cow1 + poke1 (probably formed after cowpuncher)
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