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noun [countable] cowboy pronunciation in American English /ˈkaʊˌbɔɪ/
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  1. 1
    a man in stories and movies called Westerns about the North American West. A cowboy’s job was to take care of cattle, but they are often shown in dangerous situations and especially having fights with Native Americans.
  2. 2
    a man whose job is to take care of cows on a ranch in the U.S.


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