What does buckaroo mean?

buckaroo meaning in General Dictionary

a cowboy specifically made use of of just one just who breaks broncos made use of especially in California

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  • neighborhood names for a cowboy (`vaquero' is employed especially in southwestern and central Tx and `buckaroo' is employed particularly in California)

buckaroo meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1889, American English, from bakhara (1827), from Spanish vaquero "cowboy," from vaca "cow," from Latin vacca (see vaccination). Spelling modified by influence of dollar (n.1).