Definitions for buckarooˈbʌk əˌru, ˌbʌk əˈru
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
buck•a•rooˈbʌk əˌru, ˌbʌk əˈru(n.)(pl.)-roos.
Western U.S. a cowboy.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Dialect
Origin of buckaroo:
1820–30, Amer.; < Sp vaquero, der. of vac(a) cow < L vacca
vaquero, buckaroo, buckeroo(noun)
local names for a cowboy (`vaquero' is used especially in southwestern and central Texas and `buckaroo' is used especially in California)
A cowboy, specifically, a working cowboy who generally does not do rodeos.
One who sports a distinctive buckaroo style of cowboy clothing, boots, and heritage.
Many cowboy poets have a buckaroo look and feel about them.
A style of cowboy boot with a high and uniquely tapered heel.
A reckless, headstrong person.
Donu2019t run in looking for a fight like some kind of buckaroo.
A dollar (variation of buck).
Thatu2019ll be twenty buckaroos, buddy.
Origin: 1889, derived from vaquero, from vaca, from Latin vacca, plus -ero. Spelling influenced by buck.