noun Southwestern U.S.

a cowboy or cowgirl.

Origin of cowpoke

1880–85; cow1 + poke1 (probably formed after cowpuncher) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cowpoke

Contemporary Examples of cowpoke

  • Valdes-Rodriguez is dating a New Mexico cowpoke who is attempting to toughen up her son.

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