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Cowboy

A slang term for an employee who is hard to manage either because he/she does not work well with others, has a difficult personality, or for some other reason.
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I love to listen to the meter and rhyme by a man who's known as Waddie.
The mystery bard could well be Waddie Mitchell, one of the nation's premier ``cowboy poets,'' a guy who can fire off rustic metaphors as rapidly as John Wayne picked off bad guys.
Traditional cowboy folk singer Ian Tyson, balladeer Don Edwards, and humorist and poet Waddie Mitchell are among the featured performers.
The vellum was also ornamented with appropriate pen and ink sketches, one representing a mia-mia with a blackfellow, lubra, and children, the others representing a kangaroo, an emeu, and a native dog, the whole being surrounded with a border combining waddies, spears, shields, fishing-nets, and other implements in use amongst the natives.
Key appointments include Sarah Geraghty of big four accountancy firm PwC; Christian Melville, a partner with law firm Gillespie MacAndrew; and Allan Mackay, a former director of Waddies and Ritchies.
The family man ran Waddies General Store on Green Road, Penistone, with his wife.
13) Although less is known of the women's activities in southern Australia, Aboriginal women were observed hunting seals using traditional waddies or clubs.
She had only just begun to tolerate the young gins, with their little brown picaninnies [sic] slung over their shoulders, but the old hags with their pipes and their drily bags, and the spindle-shanked men with their hungry, wolf-like dogs and their waddies, had always remained to her objects of horror.
Jones interpreted the probable function of these artefacts as planes for working green wood used, for example, in the manufacture of spears and waddies (Jones 1971:485).