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
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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
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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
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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 2, 2005
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Someone who robs pharmacies to steal prespcription drugs for later resale on the black market.
"I went drugstore cowboy on that clinic, straight riskin' my life fo them pillz dog!"
by DoktorJ December 16, 2005
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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 Joyce Boles February 17, 2006
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a word that originated in the 1920s, describing a guy that constantly tries to pick up on girls... not necessessarily successfully.
by nonsense August 13, 2003
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