any of several New World blackbirds of the genus Molothrus, especially M. ater, of North America, that accompany herds of cattle.
any of various American orioles of the genera Molothrus, Tangavius, etc, esp M. ater (common or brown-headed cowbird). They have a dark plumage and short bill
noun 1. a children’s game in which players imitate the supposed behavior of cowboys and Indians in conflict, as in shooting, chasing, and capturing.
- Cowboy up
verb 1. (intransitive, adverb) (US, informal) to adopt a tough approach or course of action
plural noun 1. dried cow dung used especially for fuel by early settlers, explorers, etc., in the American West.
- Cow cocky
noun (pl) cow cockies 1. (Austral & NZ) a one-man dairy farmer