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n. pl. va·que·ros Chiefly Texas
See cowboy.

[Spanish, from vaca, cow, from Latin vacca.]


n, pl -ros
dialect Southwestern US a cowboy


(vɑˈkɛər oʊ)

n., pl. -ros.
Southwestern U.S. a cowboy or herdsman.
[1790–1800; < Sp, =vac(a) cow (< Latin vacca) + -ero]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vaquero - local names for a cowboy (`vaquero' is used especially in southwestern and central Texas and `buckaroo' is used especially in California)vaquero - local names for a cowboy (`vaquero' is used especially in southwestern and central Texas and `buckaroo' is used especially in California)
cowboy, cowhand, cowherd, cowman, cowpoke, cowpuncher, puncher, cattleman - a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
References in classic literature ?
There's a vaquero in yonder field," said Christie's escort, who was riding with her a little in advance of the others, "and those fellows know every trail that a horse can follow.
She watched her dazed escort, still speechless from the spectacle of the fastidious Miss Carr tete-a-tete with a common Mexican vaquero, gallop off in the direction of the canyon, and then turned to George.
Gay life at Monterey Mexican horsemen A bold dragoon Use of the lasso Vaqueros Noosing a bear Fight between a bull and a bear Departure from Monterey Indian horse stealers Outrages committed by the travellers Indignation of Captain Bonneville
The vaqueros, or Indian cattle drivers, have also learned the use of the laso from the Spaniards; and employ it to catch the half-wild cattle by throwing it round their horns.
He had a vision of a high-lying cattle-drive in California, and the bed of a dried stream with one muddy pool, by which the vaqueros had encamped: splendid sun over all, the big bonfire blazing, the strips of cow browning and smoking on a skewer of wood; how warm it was, how savoury the steam of scorching meat
To help celebrate, El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant will be hosting a fundraiser day for all the libraries in the neighborhoods of each of their 14 locations.
I read with great interest the "Shootist" column on the Ruger Vaquero .
Desde el vaquero mas casual y desenfadado hasta el culotte mas trendy, Sara se atreve con toda clase de opciones y siempre acierta con su combinacion.
The word vaquero essentially means willing partnership," the 24-year oil and gas veteran told P&GJ recently.
Not being as robust as an early Vaquero or Blackhawk, I understand hot loads might be detrimental to this gun.
The site is hosted by privately-held Vaquero Energy, an exploration and production (E&P) company based in Bakersfield, California.
As many people who have personally reached out to me to voice their support have said, what else would a Vaquero or Vaquera ride?