Definition of Cowpoke

1. Noun. A hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback.




Definition of Cowpoke

1. Noun. (US slang) A cowhand (one who tends free-range cattle) ¹

2. Noun. (US dated) A device used in 19th century, some of which were patented or farm made and used around the neck of cows and other livestock to prevent them from challenging fencing. The action of the device was to poke the cow when the device came in contact with the fence. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cowpoke

1. a cowboy [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cowpoke

cowped
cowpen daisy
cowpeople
cowper's glands
cowperian
cowperitis
cowperson
cowpersons
cowpies
cowping
cowplop
cowplops
cowpock
cowpocks
cowpoke (current term)
cowpokes
cowpool
cowpooled
cowpooling
cowpools
cowpox
cowpox virus
cowpoxes
cowps
cowpuncher
cowpunchers
cowpunk
cowquake
cowquakes

Literary usage of Cowpoke

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Command and Control for War and Peace by DIANE Publishing Company, Thomas P. Coakley (1994)
"The cowpoke guard is new to the semi-pro ranks and the team and will probably be jittery. You arrange to have your plane land in San Antonio eighteen hours ..."

2. Command and Control for War and Peace by Thomas P. Coakley, DIANE Publishing Company (1992)
"The cowpoke guard is new to the semi-pro ranks and the team and will probably be jittery. You arrange to have your plane land in San Antonio eighteen hours ..."

3. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow (2003)
"He was a rangy cowpoke, apparent twenty-five or so, all rawhide squint-lines and sunburned neck, boots worn thin and infinitely comfortable. ..."

4. The Great American Wilderness: Touring America's National Parks by Larry H. Ludmer (2000)
"cowpoke CAFE ($$), 165 Virginia Avenue, Estes Park; in center of town. ยป (970) 586-0234. American food. Good family dining spot with Western decor and ..."

5. Romantic Weekends in Texas by Mary Lu Abbott (2003)
"... and with a dash of Tabasco he puts in the hollandaise on a beef tenderloin, you know it's not the old- style cowpoke fare. The menu changes frequently, ..."

6. Bulletin Boards Every Classroom Needs by Joy Evans (2001)
"Write words related to being a cowhand on strips of tagboard, for example: cowboy, cowgirl, cowpoke, lasso, range, wrangler, chuck wagon, doggie Students ..."

7. Building Fluency by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Compilation, Gerald Tindal, Melanie Coon, Joy Evans, Marilyn Evans (2006)
"yelled cowpoke Carl. "I'm gonna ride this one out!" shouted Bill. Carl shut the wood cover to the cellar and bolted it in place. ..."

8. New Classic Poems: Contemporary Verse that Rhymes : an Anthology / Compiled by McAlister, Neil Harding, 1952-, Day, Jonathan (2005)
"... like a cowpoke dressed, In chaps and leather vest Comes here to bug me! In this nice restaurant Six-guns and spurs you flaunt! Why pick on me to haunt? ..."

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