Vaquero meaning

vä-kârō
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(southwest) A man who herds cattle; cowboy.
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(US, Southwestern US) A cowboy; a herdsman.
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Origin of vaquero

  • Spanish from vaca cow from Latin vacca

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Spanish, cowherd, from vaca a cow, Latin vacca. Compare vacher.

    From Wiktionary