A descriptive word of Texan origin which can be used interchangably as a noun, a verb, an imperative, or an adjective.
Noun: "Are you a real cowboy?" (self explanatory)
Verb: "Ol' Jimmy ain't much to look at, but he sure can cowboy!" (i.e., possesses the skills necessary to do the work of a cowboy)
Imperative: "Cowboy up!" (i.e., quit whining & get tough)
Adjective: "That's real cowboy of you!" (i.e., decent or nice. Sometimes used sarcastically to someone who let you down)
September 02, 2004