Meaning of “cowboy” in the English Dictionary

"cowboy" in British English

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cowboynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkaʊ.bɔɪ/ us /ˈkaʊ.bɔɪ/

cowboy noun [ C ] (FARM WORKER)

also cowhand, uk /-hænd/ us a person, especially in the western US, whose job is to take care of cattle, and who usually rides a horse, or a similar character in a film:

The ranch employed ten or twelve cowboys.
He was wearing cowboy boots and a cowboy hat.
I don't much like cowboy films/movies.

(Definition of “cowboy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cowboy" in American English

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cowboynoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɑʊˌbɔɪ/ female cowgirl, /ˈkɑʊˌɡɜrl/

a person employed to take care of cattle, who usually rides a horse

(Definition of “cowboy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cowboy" in Business English

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cowboynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkaʊbɔɪ/ us UK informal

someone who is dishonest or careless in their trade or business:

(Definition of “cowboy” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)