(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.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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