noun, plural va·que·ros [vah-kair-ohz; Spanish bah-ke-raws] /vɑˈkɛər oʊz; Spanish bɑˈkɛ rɔs/. Southwestern U.S.
Origin of vaquero
Examples from the Web for vaquero
Accordingly, the vaquero was directed to look after the mules while Frank and Joe went to work with pick, shovel, and pan.Digging for Gold|R.M. Ballantyne
The vaquero was barely in time to escape those terrible hoofs.The Texan Scouts|Joseph A. Altsheler
Prodding his belly persistently, the vaquero followed him back, step by step.The Wolf Cub|Patrick Casey
Next week a vaquero galloped home to the Twin Star ranch with a bullet through his leg.Mavericks|William MacLeod Raine
He was my vaquero horse, and many a cowboy stopped and looked as I rode by.The Wedge of Gold|C. C. Goodwin
Word Origin and History for vaquero
1826, from Spanish, literally "cowboy," from vaca "cow," from Latin vacca (see vaccination).