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American English: /ˈkaʊˌbɔɪ/
British English: /ˈkaʊbɔɪ/

Translation of cowboy in Spanish:


  • 1 (in Western US) to play cowboys and Indians
    jugar a indios y vaqueros
    jugar a los cowboys (Southern Cone)
    (before noun) (hat)
    de vaquero
    de cowboy
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (irresponsible person) (American English) [colloquial]
    gamberro, (-rra) (masculine, feminine) (Spain) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 3 (unscrupulous trader) (British English) [colloquial]
    pillo, (-lla) (masculine, feminine) [colloquial]
    (before noun) a cowboy builder
    un pirata de la construcción
    don't go there, it's a cowboy outfit
    no vayas ahí, son una banda de pillos [colloquial]
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