vaquero

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish vaquero (cowherd), from vaca (cow).

Noun[edit]

vaquero (plural vaqueros or vaqueroes)

  1. (Southwestern US) A cowboy; a herdsman.
    • 2013, Philipp Meyer, The Son, Simon & Schuster 2014, p. 11:
      Of course the vaqueros do not help: because of his weight and his high voice they call him Don Castrado behind his back.

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 (feminine singular vaquera, masculine plural vaqueros, feminine plural vaqueras)

  1. cowboy

Noun[edit]

vaquero m (plural vaqueros)

  1. cowboy
  2. (in the plural) jeans

Synonyms[edit]

(jeans): : tejano

Descendants[edit]

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