Definition of "vaquero" []

  • Chiefly Texas See cowboy. (noun)
  • A cowboy (noun)

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Use "vaquero" in a sentence
  • "Buckaroos, a corruption of the Spanish word vaquero, follow many of the Old California traditions, braiding their own bridles and hackamores, and throwing long ropes that give them more room to slow a calf without hurting their horse."
  • "The young vaquero also thinks the older vaquero is trying to steal his girl."
  • "An older vaquero is mentoring a hot-headed younger vaquero, they engage in arm-wrestling, sword fighting, who can cantar better, etc."