cowpoke

[kou-pohk]

noun Southwestern U.S.

a cowboy or cowgirl.

Nearby words

  1. cowper's gland,
  2. cowper's glands,
  3. cowper, william,
  4. cowperitis,
  5. cowpie,
  6. cowpox,
  7. cowps,
  8. cowpuncher,
  9. cowrie,
  10. cowrite

Origin of cowpoke

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

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