Definition of cowpunk in US English:



  • 1A type of popular music combining elements of country and western with those of punk rock.

    • ‘In between, there's plenty of swaggering and stomping about, with big-reverb cowpunk.’
    • ‘Turns out they have live music several nights a week - mostly cowpunk.’
    • ‘This collective of Montrealers seem to be hopped up on Bill Monroe, Hank Williams, and the cowpunk of Blood on the Saddle.’
    1. 1.1 A singer or musician who performs cowpunk.
      ‘she burst on to the scene as a cowpunk’
      • ‘From cowpunks to good ol’ boys, every new face makes country bigger than it was before.’
      • ‘The psychedelic cowpunks in the band claim that their suburban bubble insulated them from the comparisons that get thrown their way.’
      • ‘U.K. cowpunks the Mekons are still at it after some two decades.’
      • ‘Dwight was once a cowpunk, but he's become a classic.’
      • ‘Back then, the lines were pretty blurry between punks, cowpunks, hippies, or rockers of all sorts.’