- Western U.S. a cowboy, especially a broncobuster.
- Older Slang. fellow; guy.
Origin of buckaroo
Related Words for buckaroorancher, herder, bronco, cowboy, wrangler, vaquero, cowherd, gaucho, goatherd, sheepherder, buckaroo, cowpuncher, cowhand, cattleman, jockey, equestrian, postilion, broncobuster, roughrider
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Historical Examples of buckaroo
They go and throw every Tom, Dick, and Harry in this here cell, and some buckaroo has half tore up the mattress.The Dude Wrangler
- Southwestern US a cowboy
Word Origin for buckaroo
1889, American English, from bakhara (1827), from Spanish vaquero "cowboy," from vaca "cow," from Latin vacca (see vaccination). Spelling altered by influence of buck (n.1).