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(noun) 1. a man, or sometimes a boy, who tends or herds beef cattle or works on a beef ranch; COWMAN; COWHAND 2. Americanism, Colloquial any man or boy who wears the typical garb like that of a cowboy Sense 1 as in play or fashion 3. American slang a male person regarded as simple, rustic, idealistic, uneducated, crude, unsophisticated, wild, and/or reckless, also, a man who is a reckless car or truck driver 4. Americanism any male character in western pictures or novels who acts or dresses like a cowboys as a gunslinger, sheriff, train robbers, etc. in the old American west 5. American slang something regarded as western in culture as a book or film as “I have fifteen war films and fifty cowboys in my video collection.”
(adj) 1. like, of, or pertaining to cowboys and/or American western culture as a cowboy hat, a cowboy gun, or a cowboy movie 2. American slang shoddy, ad hoc or inferior in workmanship or quality as cowboy coffee or cowboy wiring
(vi) to do the work of cowboys; tend or herd beef cattle
-cowboy up American slang be a man; act as a genuine male; face a difficult challenge or task at hand
The cowboys rode sunup until sundown with grit teeth!!
by Jon123435Bailey January 13, 2009
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A cowboy is the ideal American figure because he comes packing with two Colt .45 Revolvers, and a double barrel shotgun, plus a 1HP...Horse.
It'd be cool if I was a cowboy.
by Border Brother October 20, 2003
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A cute farmer boy who knows how to treat a lady!
Save a horse, ride a cowboy
by lil_miss_cowgirl March 09, 2005
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The famous image of Americans. The person who is poeti, a fighter, and can survive on his own. I have been called a cowboy before, by those without these skills
John Wayne could stare down an army.

Of course, he was a cowboy
by Grahamman December 04, 2003
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first of all to clear things up, cowboys aren't gay. brokeback mountain was a movie about sheep herders, not cowboys. if anything most cowboys are gay bashers...and most of them are sheep herder bashers to
urban person: hey look at that broke back cowboy
cowboy: uneducated sombitch!!
by mccay March 22, 2006
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A collection of losers all bundeled together into a football team. A football team whose members were picked up from the local prison. Proof that the President of the United States should never come from Texas.
A good year is when the Cowboys don't make it to the playoffs or are knocked out during the playoffs.
by MrClean March 04, 2005
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In the poker variant of Texas Hold 'em, Cowboys is a nickname for two kings as a player's two hole cards. These are usually played fast as they are very vulnerable to an ace on the board.

Other nicknames for kings include kangaroos, sergeants from k company, king kong, gorillas, krispy kreme,and cold turkey.
After calling Ted's All in, Hanzo flips over his cowboys and they hold up against Ted's Ducks.
by CooCooCoo January 27, 2006
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1. an adventurous hero
2. a hired man who tends cattle and performs many of his duties on horseback
John Wayne, Tex Ritter, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry were some of the most famous cowboys.

"I should've been a Cowboy
I should'be learned to rope and ride
Wearing my six-shooter riding by pony on a cattle drive
Stealing the young girl's hearts
Just like Gene and Roy
Singing those campfire songs
I should've been a cowboy"
by Swarsfanatic May 10, 2005
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