Cowboy

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A derogatory term used as either an adjective or a noun
adjective Referring to a doctor who performs surgery, but isn’t fully qualified and is thus known as a 'cowboy surgeon'
noun A doctor who performs a type of surgery—e.g., a hair transplant—with little experience for the procedure
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The cowpunchers Lin and Chancy Bryce seek shelter from the long arm from the law by earning a living working as cowpunchers at a widow's ranch.
The western expansion after the Civil War sent droves of settlers pushing toward the Pacific, including many willing to work as cowpunchers to satisfy a growing American hunger for beef.
Leah promises to give a rip-roaring performance in the title role, ably supported by her fellow gun-slinger, cowpunchers, cowboys and girls.
Most cowboys were forced to sell their labor for low wages and under poor working conditions, and cowpunchers trying to compete as small owners were often accused of rustling by the large interests and were subjected to the violence of vigilantes and private detectives like Pinkerton's Charlie Siringo (1912).