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buckaroo

[buhk-uh-roo, buhk-uh-roo] /ˈbʌk əˌru, ˌbʌk əˈru/
noun, plural buckaroos.
1.
Western U.S. a cowboy, especially a broncobuster.
2.
Older Slang. fellow; guy.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30, Americanism; earlier bakhara, baccaro, bucharo < Spanish vaquero, equivalent to vac(a) cow (< Latin vacca) + -ero < Latin -ārius -ary; perhaps influenced by buckra; later probably reanalyzed as buck1 + -eroo
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British Dictionary definitions for buckaroos

buckaroo

/ˈbʌkəˌruː; ˌbʌkəˈruː/
noun (pl) -roos
1.
(Southwestern US) a cowboy
Word Origin
C19: variant of Spanish vaquero, from vaca cow, from Latin vacca
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Word Origin and History for buckaroos

buckaroo

n.

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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