cowboy

cowboy
cow|boy [ `kau,bɔı ] noun count *
1. ) a man in stories and movies called Westerns about the North American West. A cowboy's job was to look after CATTLE, but they are often shown in dangerous situations and especially having fights with NATIVE AMERICANS.
2. ) a man whose job is to take care of cows on a RANCH in the U.S.
3. ) BRITISH someone in business who provides goods or services that are of very bad quality:
cowboy builders

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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