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"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
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"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.
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"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: cowboy builder/trader
(Definition of cowboy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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