cowpoke cowpoke n. a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback; -- an informal name for {cowboy}.

Syn: cowboy, cowpuncher, puncher, cowman, cattleman, cowhand, cowherd. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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