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cowboy

Saltos de línea: cow¦boy
Pronunciación: /ˈkaʊbɔɪ
 
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Definición de cowboy en inglés:

sustantivo

1(Especially in the western US) a man who herds and tends cattle, performing much of his work on horseback: they are always playing cowboys and Indians
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Near the heart of town, I spied a group of cowboys herding some cattle into a fenced-off pasture.
  • On working ranches in Colorado, guests can help with the cattle alongside the cowboys and cowgirls at work.
  • How odd it seemed to have once played cowboys and Indians on the same rocks, then warm and white in the afternoon sun.
Sinónimos
in Spanish-speaking Americagaucho, llanero, ranchero, vaquero
North American informal cowpuncher, cowpoke, broncobuster
North American dated buckaroo
archaic herd
2British informal A dishonest or careless person in business, especially an unqualified one: [as modifier]: cowboy coach firms are alleged to have flouted safety rules
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I wanted to make certain that we were going about it correctly, and not employing cowboys on our business.
  • ‘It is not the case of a cowboy firm failing to contact the Environment Agency in order to cut costs,’ he said.
  • He also accused some motorists of behaving like ignoramuses and cowboys who put business in jeopardy.
Sinónimos
cheat, swindler, fraudster, trickster, charlatan, scoundrel, rogue, rascal, unscrupulous operator;
British informal bodger

verbo

[no object] North American informal Volver al principio  
Work as a cowboy.
Example sentences
  • Having shared the dangers of their trek on my first season cowboying, they assumed I would return.
  • After years of cowboying, he had been ready to settle into something that would keep him still the rest of his days.
  • During the ‘30s he cowboyed Sonora County's rough country of rimrocks, canyons and sotols for $30 a month.

Verbos con partícula

cowboy up

1
US informal Make a determined effort to overcome an obstacle or deal with a difficult situation: if the recount votes aren’t to his liking, he still needs to cowboy up and let the voters' will be heard
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • But a man, she thought, was supposed to endure pain, cowboy up, and not bitch about it all day long.
  • Both sides need to cowboy up.
  • This would be an open attempt to get them to thinking that they need to cowboy up and put me in my place.

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