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English definition of “cowboy”

cowboy

noun [C] (DISHONEST PERSON)    /ˈkaʊ.bɔɪ/ UK informal
someone who is not honest , careful , or skilful in their trade or business , or someone who ignores rules that most people obey and is therefore not considered to be responsible : Those builders are a bunch of cowboys - they made a terrible job of our extension .DishonestInability and awkwardnessInconsiderateSelfishness
(Definition of cowboy noun (DISHONEST PERSON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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