Definitions for buckarooˈbʌk əˌru, ˌbʌk əˈru
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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.
Buckaroo is a game of physical skill, intended for children aged four and above. Buckaroo is made by Milton Bradley, a division of the toy company Hasbro. Originally released in 1970 by ideal using a white mule this has now been replaced with a brown one. Play centres around a simple articulated plastic model of a mule named Roo. The mule begins the game standing on all four feet, with just a blanket on its back. Players take turns placing various items onto the mule's back. They must do so very gently, as a delicate spring mechanism inside the mule will be triggered by excess vibration—if it is triggered, the mule bucks up on its front legs, throwing off all the accumulated items. The player who triggered this buck is knocked out of the game, and play resumes. The winner is the last player remaining in the game. In the event that a player manages to place the last item onto the mule's back without it bucking, that player is the winner. The items which players must place on the mule's back are: ⁕a bedroll ⁕a canteen ⁕a crate ⁕a frying pan ⁕a cowboy hat ⁕a guitar ⁕a holster
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