50+ Hilarious Cowboy Jokes From the Wild West

A cowboy is someone who herds cattle on horseback. But they’re also associated with the Wild West. Read the best cowboy jokes for a wild laugh.

Cowboy hat.
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The ultimate symbol of a cowboy is the cowboy hat.

It’s one of the first things that come to mind when thinking about cowboys.

Pop culture portrays them as glamorous and heroic. But, cowboys were hard-working and had poor living conditions.

Regardless, they were essential in herding cattle.

The portrayal and truth of a cowboy both offer many funny aspects. Read the following cowboy jokes for a good laugh.

The best cowboy jokes to make you laugh

1. What do you call a happy cowboy?

A jolly rancher.

2. What did the cowboy and his girlfriend do on Valentine’s Day?

They had a cattle-light dinner.

3. What did the cowboy say when his dog ran away?

Doggone it.

4. What does a cat cowboy say?

Meow-dy purr-tner.

Cat wearing a cowboy hat.
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5. Why do cowboys always ride horses?

They’re too heavy to carry.

6. What do you say to cheer up a cowboy?

Giddy up.

7. What do you call a cowboy that works in the mortgage industry?

The loan arranger.

8. What did the cowboy say at his second rodeo?

This ain’t my first rodeo.

9. Why does the cowboy make everyone laugh?

He’s always horsing around.

10. What did the cowboy say to the pencil?


11. Why did the cowboy fail the math test?

He rounded everything up.

12. What’s a cowboy’s favorite car brand?

A cattle-lac.

13. How did the cowboy know the cattle were following him without looking?

He herd them.

Silhouette of a cowboy riding a horse.
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14. Where do cowboys cook?

On the range.

15. What do you call someone wearing cowboy clothes?

Ranch dressing.

16. What do you call a cowboy at midnight?

High moon.

17. What does a cowboy from India say?

Ghee haw.

18. Why did the cowboy go to sleep with hay?

To feed his nightmares.

19. What does a millennial cowboy say?

Yeet haw.

20. How do cowboys keep their cattle calm?

By playing relaxing moo-sic.

21. Which cowboy is famous for starting fires?

Flint Eastwood.

22. What do you call a retired cowboy?


23. Where do cowboys feed their herd meals?

The calf-eteria.

24. How did the cowboy become rich?

His horse gave him a couple of bucks every day.

25. Why do cowboy hats curl up on the sides?

So they can fit three in a pickup.

26. How do you warm up a frozen cowboy?

Yee thaw.

Silhouette of a cowboy riding a horse with a lasso.
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27. Who wrote “Talk Like a Cowboy”?

Hal D. Yall.

28. What did the Jedi say to the cowboy?

May the horse be with you.

29. What’s wrong with the cowboy?

He’s saddle the time.

30. What kind of dinosaur can you find at a rodeo?

A bronco-saurus.

31. Why did the bow-legged cowboy lose his job?

He couldn’t keep his calves together.

32. What does it mean when a cowboy finds a horseshoe?

His horse is walking around in socks.

33. What do cowboys tell their cows after an argument?

Turn the udder cheek.

34. How did the cowboy ride into town on Friday and ride away three days later on Friday?

Friday is his horse’s name.

35. Why don’t cowboys roll joints?

They tumble weed.

36. What did the cowboy say to the priest?

Howdy pardoner.

37. How does a cowboy greet an equestrian?

Howdy neigh-bor.

38. What does a cowboy say after a sad day at work?


39. What did the cowboy say after becoming a lumberjack?

I had a log-killin’ time.

Cowboy hat on a boot.
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40. How do you know cowboys are good at volleyball?

They always say, “I can set with that.”

41. What does the ghost of a cowboy wear?


42. How do Chinese cowboys greet each other?


43. What don’t cowboys run?

They just ride away.

44. What’s the hardest thing for a new cowboy to learn about riding horses?

The ground.

45. Why did the cowboy give the pony honey?

It was a little horse.

46. What does a cowboy say when he’s annoyed?

Buck off.

47. Why did the cowboy adopt a dachshund?

He wanted a long little doggie.

48. What do you call people that are jealous of a cowboy?


49. What do cowboys eat for breakfast?

Western omelets.

50. What does a cowboy say after walking into a German car showroom?


51. What kind of outerwear does a cowboy wear?

Wild vest.

52. How do cowboys keep their cattle quiet?

They press moo-te.

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