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cowboy

Pronunciation: /ˈkaʊbɔɪ/

Translation of cowboy in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (in Western US) vaquero (masculine); (in Wild West) vaquero (masculine), cowboy (masculine) to play cowboys and Indians jugar* a indios y vaqueros, jugar* a los cowboys (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) (before noun/delante del nombre) [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.
    1.2 (irresponsible person) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], salvaje (masculine and feminine) [colloquial/familiar], gamberro, (masculine, feminine) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar]
    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.
    1.3 (unscrupulous trader) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], pillo, (masculine, feminine) [colloquial/familiar], pirata (masculine and feminine) [colloquial/familiar] (before noun/delante del nombre) 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/familiar]

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