Definition of Buckaroo

1. Noun. Local names for a cowboy ('vaquero' is used especially in southwestern and central Texas and 'buckaroo' is used especially in California).

Exact synonyms: Buckeroo, Vaquero
Generic synonyms: Cattleman, Cowboy, Cowhand, Cowherd, Cowman, Cowpoke, Cowpuncher, Puncher



Definition of Buckaroo

1. Noun. A cowboy, specifically, a working cowboy who generally does not do rodeos. ¹

2. Noun. One who sports a distinctive buckaroo style of cowboy clothing, boots, and heritage. ¹

3. Noun. A style of cowboy boot with a high and uniquely tapered heel. ¹

4. Noun. A reckless, headstrong person. ¹

5. Noun. (slang) A dollar (variation of buck). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Buckaroo

1. a cowboy [n -ROOS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Buckaroo

buck-eyed
buck-toothed
buck bean
buck fever
buck for
buck naked
buck off
buck private
buck rabbit
buck rarebit
buck the trend
buck tooth
buck up
buck wild
buckaroo (current term)
buckaroos
buckayro
buckayros
buckbean
buckbean family
buckbeans
buckboard
buckboards
buckbrush
buckbrushes
bucked
bucked for
bucked off
bucked shins

Literary usage of Buckaroo

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Let 'er Buck, a Story of the Passing of the Old West by Charles Wellington Furlong (1921)
"I refer to the aspirants in the buckaroo game. Hot Foot on the right, is again up to his old tricks and keeping this young buckaroo guessing whether he's ..."

2. The Boys' and Girls' Readers: Teachers' Manual of Silent and Oral Reading by Emma Miller Bolenius (1919)
"MILLARD KENT: the "buckaroo," holding the rivets while the machine drives them in; ... BROWN: the sick "buckaroo," whose place Kent has taken. ..."

3. Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads by John Avery Lomax (1918)
"... reactions from months of toil, deprivation, and loneliness on the ranch and on the trail, brought to death many a temporarily crazed buckaroo. ..."

4. Songs of the Cattle Trail and Cow Camp by John Avery Lomax (1919)
"Jest a kid, but lemme tell you When she warms a saddle seat On that outlaw bronc a-straddle She is one that can't be beatl Every buckaroo that sees her ..."

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