- Western U.S. a cowboy, especially a broncobuster.
- Older Slang. fellow; guy.
Origin of buckaroo
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Related Wordsrancher, herder, bronco, cowboy, wrangler, vaquero, cowherd, gaucho, goatherd, sheepherder, buckaroo, cowpuncher, cowhand, cattleman, jockey, equestrian, postilion, broncobuster, roughrider
Examples from the Web for 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
C19: variant of Spanish vaquero, from vaca cow, from Latin vacca
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Word Origin and History 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).
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