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cowperson

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EtymologyEdit

From cow +‎ person.

NounEdit

cowperson (plural cowpersons or cowpeople)

  1. (politically correct, rare) a cowhand of any gender
    • 1996, Coke Newell, Cow Chips Aren't for Dippin': A Guide to Life in the New Wild West, Gibbs Smith, ISBN 978-0-87905-736-7, page 80:
      At the same time they turn loose a cowboy/girl/person from an adjacent pen. [] the cowperson jumps off the horse in mid-stride []
    • SPIN
      The pineappled ham thing was just being removed from the bridge-table buffet as I entered, and I am overwhelmed by the sight of a roomful of unusually attired, middle-aged cowpersons swaying to the strains of "Oh Lonesome Me."

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