Noun Vaquero Definition and Examples







(in Spanish-speaking parts of the US) a cowboy; a cattle driver.
  1. 'Kids, dressed up as little vaqueros, imitated and practiced the steps that the grown-ups were dancing.'
  2. 'De Yong took note of these changes, and in September 1926 he moved to the California vaquero country near Santa Barbara to study bronze casting with western artist Ed Borein.'
  3. 'At Lethem on the Brazilian frontier there's a big rodeo every Easter, attended by many rugged vaqueros from both sides of the border.'
  4. 'He wanted his men to ride like Comanches, and he borrowed some techniques and equipment from Mexican vaqueros.'
  5. 'He had little trouble hazing his quarry back toward the bunch that some vaqueros, including Cipriano, were keeping track of.'
  6. '‘A good horseman can ride any horse and it's the same with dancing,’ said the vaqueros and it was true.'
  7. 'The new Rodeo almost passes for a literal bucking bronco roundup, jam-packed with so many vaqueros that I feel naked without a Mexican-style cowboy hat of my own.'
  8. 'Two years later the king requested that three California mission vaqueros come to Hawai'i to teach Hawaiians how to handle cattle from horseback.'
  9. 'Today's art of cowboying is the same as it was 150 years ago, when cowboys in the Spanish vaquero tradition roamed mountain ranges and low-slung plains.'
((n.) One who has charge of cattle, horses, etc.; a herdsman.)

noun, plural vaqueros[vah-kair-ohz; Spanish bah-ke-raws]/vɑˈkɛər oʊz; Spanish bɑˈkɛ rɔs/(Show IPA). Southwestern U.S.

1. a cowboy or herdsman.

Spanish, from vaca ‘cow’.

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