vaquero

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spanish, cowherd, from vaca a cow, Latin vacca. Compare vacher.

Noun[edit]

vaquero (plural vaqueros or vaqueroes)

  1. (US, Southwestern US) A cowboy; a herdsman.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From vaca + -ero; cf. also Vulgar Latin *vaccārius. Compare Portuguese vaqueiro, Catalan vaquer, French vacher, Italian vaccaio, Romanian văcar.

Adjective[edit]

vaquero m (feminine vaquera, masculine plural vaqueros, feminine plural vaqueras)

  1. cowboy

Noun[edit]

vaquero m (plural vaqueros)

  1. cowboy

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