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noun [countable]     cowboy pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    a man in stories and films 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.
    1. a.
      a man whose job is to look after cows on a ranch in the US
  2. 2
    British someone in business who provides goods or services that are of very bad quality

    cowboy builders


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