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

  • n. Chiefly Texas See cowboy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cowboy; a herdsman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who has charge of cattle, horses, etc.; a herdsman; a cowboy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A herdsman.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


Spanish, from vaca, cow, from Latin vacca.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Spanish, cowherd, from vaca a cow, Latin vacca. Compare vacher. (Wiktionary)



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