buckaroo

noun buck·a·roo \ ˌbə-kə-ˈrü , ˈbə-kə-ˌ \
variants: or less commonly buckeroo

Definition of buckaroo

plural -aroos also -eroos
1 : cowboy

Examples of buckaroo in a Sentence

  1. a rip-roaring buckaroo of the Old West

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Origin and Etymology of buckaroo

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

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