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buckaroo

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noun buck·a·roo \ˌbə-kə-ˈrü, ˈbə-kə-ˌ\

Definition of buckaroo

plural

-aroos

also

buckeroos

  1. 1 :  cowboy

  2. 2 :  broncobuster



Examples of buckaroo in a sentence

  1. <a rip-roaring buckaroo of the Old West>



Variants of buckaroo

also

buckeroo

Origin and Etymology of buckaroo

probably by folk etymology from Spanish vaquero, from vaca cow, from Latin vacca — more at vaccine


First Known Use: 1827


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