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cowboy


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cowboy  \Cow"boy`\  (-boi`),  n. 
  1.  A  cattle  herder;  a  drover;  specifically,  one  of  an 
  adventurous  class  of  herders  and  drovers  on  the  plains  of 
  the  Western  and  Southwestern  United  States. 
 
  2.  One  of  the  marauders  who  in  the  Revolutionary  War 
  infested  the  neutral  ground  between  the  American  and 
  British  lines,  and  committed  depredations  on  the 
  Americans. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cowboy 
  n  1:  a  hired  hand  who  tends  cattle  and  performs  other  duties  on 
  horseback  [syn:  {cowpuncher},  {puncher},  {cowman},  {cattleman}, 
  {cowpoke},  {cowhand},  {cowherd}] 
  2:  a  performer  who  gives  exhibitions  of  riding  and  roping  and 
  bulldogging  [syn:  {rodeo  rider}] 
  3:  someone  who  is  reckless  or  irresponsible  (especially  in 
  driving  vehicles) 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  cowboy  n.  [Sun,  from  William  Gibson's  {cyberpunk}  SF]  Synonym 
  for  {hacker}.  It  is  reported  that  at  Sun  this  word  is  often  said  with 
  reverence. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  cowboy 
 
  [Sun,  from  William  Gibson's  {cyberpunk}  SF]  Synonym 
  for  {hacker}.  It  is  reported  that  at  Sun  this  word  is  often 
  said  with  reverence. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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