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vaquero (n.)

1826, from Spanish, literally "cowboy," from vaca "cow," from Latin vacca "cow," a word of uncertain origin.

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Definitions of vaquero from WordNet

vaquero (n.)
local names for a cowboy (`vaquero' is used especially in southwestern and central Texas and `buckaroo' is used especially in California);
Synonyms: buckaroo / buckeroo
From wordnet.princeton.edu