Buffalo Bill

Definition: Meaning of, Buffalo Bill in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / bʌfələʊˈbɪl /

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  1. (1846-1917) a SCOUT (= a soldier sent out to get information about the enemy) for the US army, who was also a buffalo hunter. After leaving the army, he organized the 'Wild West Show', in which he and people such as Annie OAKLEY and SITTING BULL showed their skill at shooting and horse-riding, and tried to give people an idea of what life was like in the American West. Buffalo Bill's real name was William Cody.
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Buffalo Bill used in phrases

  • Buffalo Bill Cody (noun)
    1. 1846-1917 united States showman famous for his Wild West Show
  • Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show (noun)
    1. a spectacular show organized in 1883 by William F. Cody that featured horseback riding and marksmanship on a large scale; toured the United States and Europe
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