va·que·ro | \vä-ˈker-(ˌ)ō \
plural vaqueros

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At the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, check out the gallery dedicated to Old West artist Edward Borein, whose etchings, watercolors, and drawings honor the region’s traditional vaqueros. Sunset, "Santa Barbara Guidebook: What to See & Do Now," 22 Jan. 2018 To drive huge herds of cattle to the markets, the Florida cattlemen used whips (an ancient tradition acquired from the vaqueros of Spain). Vincent Crampton,, "Explore Florida's Hardee County: Where Cracker history finds a home," 6 May 2018 In the 1880s, at the urging of Mark Twain and to the delight of Europeans, Cody transported hundreds of workers, cowboys, vaqueros, 90 American Indians, buffalo, horses, Annie Oakley and the Deadwood Stage to England, Germany and other countries. Sandra Dallas, The Denver Post, "Regional books: “Lakota Performers in Europe”," 15 June 2017 Two Vaqueros freshmen were honored with first-team honors: shortstop Mabel Calderon and first baseman/third baseman Madison Stillwell. Staff Reports, Glendale News-Press, "Sports Briefs: Former St. Francis High standout dominates on mound," 30 May 2017

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First Known Use of vaquero

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vaquero

borrowed from Spanish — more at buckaroo

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