Synonyms of cowboy in English:

cowboy


See US English definition of cowboy

See UK English definition of cowboy

See Spanish definition of vaquero

noun

1‘the cows were separated from the calves by a cowboy on horseback’

SYNONYMS
cattleman, cowhand, cowman, cowherd, herder, herdsman, drover, stockman, rancher
gaucho, llanero, ranchero, vaquero
North American informal cowpuncher, cowpoke, broncobuster
North American dated buckaroo
archaic herd

2‘the builders we had were complete cowboys’

SYNONYMS
cheat, swindler, fraudster, trickster, charlatan, scoundrel, rogue, rascal, unscrupulous operator
incompetent, amateur, bungler, blunderer, bumbler
British informal bodger
ANTONYMS

professional