Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a cowboy, especially used of one who breaks broncos; -- used especially in California.
  • noun slang a fellow; a guy.

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  • noun A cowboy, specifically, a working cowboy who generally does not do rodeos.
  • noun One who sports a distinctive buckaroo style of cowboy clothing, boots, and heritage.
  • noun A style of cowboy boot with a high and uniquely tapered heel.
  • noun A reckless, headstrong person.
  • noun slang A dollar (variation of buck).

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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration (perhaps influenced by buck) of Spanish vaquero, from vaca, cow, from Latin vacca.]

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1889, derived from Spanish vaquero ("cowboy"), from vaca ("cow"), from Latin vacca, plus Spanish -ero ("-er"). Spelling influenced by buck.

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