cowboy

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkaʊbɔɪ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈkaʊˌbɔɪ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kouboi′)

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cowboy

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a cowboy in [Dallas, Austin]
  2. a cowboy's [spurs, boots, horse]
  3. [rode, acted, spoke, swaggered] like a cowboy
  4. wanted to be a cowboy growing up
  5. playing cowboys and Indians
  6. The cowboy rode into town.
  7. The cowboy walked into the [saloon, bar].
  8. The cowboys rounded up the [herd, cattle, animals].
  9. The cowboy [branded, lassoed] the calves.
  10. The cowboy drew his [gun, weapon, revolver].
  11. slang: Where are you [going, heading], cowboy?
  12. slang: is being [run, managed] by (reckless) cowboys
  13. slang: is [in the hands, under the control] of (careless) cowboys
  14. slang: Hey, slow down there, cowboy. What do you think you're doing?
n as adj
  1. [conned, ripped off] by cowboy builders
  2. [used, hired] cowboy builders
  3. is a cowboy [president, leader]
  4. wearing cowboy [spurs, boots, jeans]
  5. entering cowboy territory
  6. a cowboy [western, movie, ranch]
'cowboy' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
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