buckaroo

/buk"euh rooh', buk'euh rooh"/, n., pl. buckaroos.
1. Western U.S. a cowboy, esp. a broncobuster.
2. Older Slang. fellow; guy.
[1820-30, Amer.; earlier bakhara, baccaro, bucharo < Sp vaquero, equiv. to vac(a) cow ( < L vacca) + -ero < L -arius -ARY; perh. influenced by BUCKRA; later prob. reanalyzed as BUCK1 + -EROO]

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