Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cowboy

3 senses of cowboy

Sense 1
cowboy, cowpuncher, puncher, cowman, cattleman, cowpoke, cowhand, cowherd -- (a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback)
       => ranch hand -- (a hired hand on a ranch)

Sense 2
cowboy, rodeo rider -- (a performer who gives exhibitions of riding and roping and bulldogging)
       => performer, performing artist -- (an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience)

Sense 3
cowboy -- (someone who is reckless or irresponsible (especially in driving vehicles))
       => adventurer, venturer -- (a person who enjoys taking risks)

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