American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly Texas See cowboy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A herdsman.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Southwestern U. S. One who has charge of cattle, horses, etc.; a herdsman; a cowboy.
- n. local names for a cowboy (`vaquero' is used especially in southwestern and central Texas and `buckaroo' is used especially in California)
- Spanish, cowherd, from vaca a cow, Latin vacca. Compare vacher. (Wiktionary)
- Spanish, from vaca, cow, from Latin vacca. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Buckaroos, a corruption of the Spanish word vaquero, follow many of the Old California traditions, braiding their own bridles and hackamores, and throwing long ropes that give them more room to slow a calf without hurting their horse.”
“The young vaquero also thinks the older vaquero is trying to steal his girl.”
“An older vaquero is mentoring a hot-headed younger vaquero, they engage in arm-wrestling, sword fighting, who can cantar better, etc.”
“We found our horses in readiness in the hotel yard, in charge of a servant (here called a vaquero) of Mr. Bradley's.”
“Guapo, who at this time did not look a year older than when first introduced, was as tough and sinewy as ever, and was at the head of the cascarilleros; and many a _coceada_ did Guapo afterwards enjoy with his mountain friend the "vaquero" while passing backward and forward between”
“Lucien could throw a lasso almost as well as Basil himself; and that was equal to a Mexican "vaquero" or a "gaucho" of the”
“vaquero" loafed and smoked many cigarettes while the glowing eyes of”
“Let's put aside the historical reality that Mexicans and Mexican Americans have been instrumental in building the Arizona economy of cattle, copper, citrus and tourism, served in our armed forces in huge numbers, and have defined Arizona culture over the past several centuries, from the cowboy/vaquero to its modern New West borderland traditions.”
“Even without crossing the border, allowing Bernal's hopped-up vaquero drive under the influence with the kids in the backseat is criminal neglect.”
“At best, it will be considered novelty, like a vaquero hat or Hawaiian shirt.”
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