Definition of


  1. (noun, person) local names for a cowboy (`vaquero' is used especially in southwestern and central Texas and `buckaroo' is used especially in California)

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Buckaroo

buckeroo, vaquero

Alternate forms of Buckaroo

Hypernyms: cattleman, cowboy, cowhand, cowherd, cowman, cowpoke, cowpuncher, puncher

Origin of the word Buckaroo

  1. 1889, Amer.Eng., from bakhara (1827), from Sp. vaquero "cowboy," from vaca "cow," from L. vacca. Spelling altered by influence of buck. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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