From cow + person.
cowperson (plural cowpersons or cowpeople)
- (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 […]