2. Proper noun. Any of various high school and collegiate teams so named. ¹
3. Noun. (context poker slang) two kings as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em ¹
4. Noun. (plural of cowboy) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Cowboys
1. cowboy [v] - See also: cowboy
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cowboys
Literary usage of Cowboys
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Songs of the Cattle Trail and Cow Camp by John Avery Lomax (1919)
"THE cowboys' CHRISTMAS BALL 'TT 7AY out in Western Texas, where the Clear VV ... plovers call — It was there that I attended " The cowboys' Christmas Ball. ..."
2. The Working-class Movement in America by Edward Bibbins Aveling (1888)
"THE cowboys. cowboys of the West have been this long time objects of interest to Americans of the other points of the compass, and recent events have made ..."
3. Technique of the Photoplay by Epes Winthrop Sargent (1916)
"Prairie—cowboys ride through. 52. Camp—Little Fawn appeals to Medicine Man. 53. Prairie—cowboys ride through. 54. Camp—Medicine Man pushes Little Fawn aside ..."
4. Cattle-raising on the Plains of North America by Walter Von Richthofen (1885)
"CHAPTER V. BRANDING, LASSOING, ROUND-UP, cowboys, RANCH, AND RANGE. TERMS used in the cattle business are not generally known East and abroad, ..."
5. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"... to (cowboys), to dress well. Rags (American), bank-bills. Before the war, when there was no uniform currency, the bills of the innumerable banks of the ..."
6. Our Country: West (1897)
"... cowboys of the Plains. There is little of romance attending the real life of the Western herder. It is about as hard a life as a young man can undertake ..."