cowboy

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cowboy

a conventional character of Wild West folklore, films, etc., esp one involved in fighting Indians
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cowboy

[Sun, from William Gibson's cyberpunk SF] Synonym for hacker. It is reported that at Sun this word is often said with reverence.
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He had freighted and cowboyed in the High River area of Alberta, returning to the territorial capital, Helena, the previous spring, where he had met, wooed, and married his employer's niece.
He had cowboyed with many mixed-bloods and knew Metis in Montana, but he regarded the Metis as a distinctively colourful French-Canadian type.