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n. pl. va·que·ros Chiefly Texas
[Spanish, from vaca, cow, from Latin vacca.]
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n, pl -ros
dialect Southwestern US a cowboy
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n., pl. -ros.
Southwestern U.S. a cowboy or herdsman.
[1790–1800; < Sp, =vac(a) cow (< Latin vacca) + -ero]
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|Noun||1.||vaquero - local names for a cowboy (`vaquero' is used especially in southwestern and central Texas and `buckaroo' is used especially in California)|
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