Why does people call CowBoy?
4 Dec 08
Originally, the term may have been intended literally - "a boy who tends cows" - but had developed its modern sense as an adult cattle handler of the American west by 1849. Variations on the word "cowboy" appeared later. "Cowhand" appeared in 1852, and "cowpoke" in 1881, originally restricted to the individuals who prodded cattle onto railroad cars with long poles.Names for a cowboy in American English now include buckaroo, cowpoke, cowhand, and cowpuncher."Cowboy" is a term common throughout the west