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Cowboy vs. Vaquero

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Cowboynoun

A man who tends free-range cattle, especially in the American West.

Vaqueronoun

(Southwestern US) A cowboy; a herdsman.

Cowboynoun

A man who identifies with cowboy culture, including wearing a cowboy hat and being a fan of country and western music.

Vaqueronoun

One who has charge of cattle, horses, etc.; a herdsman; a cowboy.

Cowboynoun

(informal) A person who engages in reckless behavior, especially for the purpose of showing off.

Vaqueronoun

local names for a cowboy (`vaquero' is used especially in southwestern and central Texas and `buckaroo' is used especially in California)

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Cowboynoun

A dishonest and/or incompetent independent tradesman.

Vaquero

The vaquero (Spanish pronunciation: [baˈkeɾo], Portuguese: vaqueiro Portuguese pronunciation: [vaˈkejɾu]) is a horse-mounted livestock herder of a tradition that has its roots in the Iberian Peninsula and extensively developed in Mexico from a methodology brought to Latin America from Spain. The vaquero became the foundation for the North American cowboy.

Cowboynoun

A playing card of king rank.

Cowboyverb

(intransitive) To work as a cowboy, herding cattle.

Cowboynoun

A cattle herder; a drover; specifically, one of an adventurous class of herders and drovers on the plains of the Western and Southwestern United States.

Cowboynoun

One of the marauders who, in the Revolutionary War infested the neutral ground between the American and British lines, and committed depredations on the Americans.

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Cowboynoun

a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback

Cowboynoun

a performer who gives exhibitions of riding and roping and bulldogging

Cowboynoun

someone who is reckless or irresponsible (especially in driving vehicles)

Cowboynoun

(especially in the western US) a man who herds and tends cattle, performing much of his work on horseback

‘they are always playing cowboys and Indians’;

Cowboynoun

a dishonest or careless person in business, especially an unqualified one

‘cowboy coach firms are alleged to have flouted safety rules’;

Cowboyverb

work as a cowboy.

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Cowboy

A cowboy is an animal herder who tends cattle on ranches in North America, traditionally on horseback, and often performs a multitude of other ranch-related tasks. The historic American cowboy of the late 19th century arose from the vaquero traditions of northern Mexico and became a figure of special significance and legend.

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