from the movie of the same name, a person who gets their high by way of prescription drugs, most likely obtained illegally.
"Most people don't know how they're gonna feel from one moment to the next. But a drugstore cowboy has a pretty good idea. All you gotta do is look at the labels on the little bottles.
by all for one one for all July 13, 2004
Drugstore cowboys originally referred to actors dressed as cowboys who could be seen daily at the drugstore coffee counters near the Hollywood studios after unsuccessfully trying to get parts as extras in the morning's open call.
Mavis couldn't get her morning cup of coffee and danish at Schwab's on her way to work because of the crowd of drugstore cowboys hogging the counter.
by Studio Tex March 23, 2006
A non-authentic cowboy or cowgirl. A person who finds western wear cool for pickin up a person of the opposite sex
1. That drugstore cowboy came into the bar last night but couldn't talk the talk.
by The real thang February 21, 2006
A young man that hangs out at drugstores or any other place that suits his loafing and usually wears elaborate clothing during the roaring 20's.
The drugstore cowboy was wearing a big floppy hat and fur coat as he sipped on his ice cream soda.
by Jojo Turk April 01, 2008
An individual that frequently scams or burgularizes pharmacies for the purposes of using or selling narcotic perscription drugs.
I robbed that bitch ass pharmacy for 500 oxycontins, I'm a mother fuckin' Drugstore Cowboy!!!
by G mannn May 18, 2006
A poseur cowboy. One who dresses up as a cowboy to do non-cowboy activities
Todd only dresses up as a cowboy when he goes clubbing. He is a drugstore cowboy.
by MistahTom August 01, 2005
Noun. A robber who specializes in drugstores, the places where the drugs are. See the movie, "Drugstore Cowboy."
"I robbed a drugstore last night, and got a load of fine downers, so I'm a drugstore cowboy."
by Foodstamp Fanny February 17, 2006