Translation of cowboy in Spanish:


vaquero, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkaʊbɔɪ//ˈkaʊˌbɔɪ/


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    (in Western US) vaquero masculine
    (in Wild West) vaquero masculine
    (in Wild West) cowboy masculine
    (hat) (before noun) de vaquero
    (hat) (before noun) de cowboy
    to play cowboys and Indians jugar a indios y vaqueros
    • He was the son of Tex Ritter, one of America's favorite singing cowboys.
    • But are Americans ready for a serious movie about love between gay cowboys?
    • He is the only son of a professional rodeo cowboy, stuntman, actor and Marine Corp. veteran.
    • How odd it seemed to have once played cowboys and Indians on the same rocks, then warm and white in the afternoon sun.
    • One long-held popular belief is that cowboys and Indians are two distinct categories.
    • Near the heart of town, I spied a group of cowboys herding some cattle into a fenced-off pasture.
    • The President demonstrated that he was a serious and thoughtful man, and not the Texan cowboy of tabloid cartoons.
    • Would that cowboy in 1851 have a holster that looks like that?
    • Indeed he often took hours to get home in the evenings, playing cowboys and Indians with his friends.
    • What do a man on an assembly line in a New York car factory and a cowboy in Montana have in common?
    • What he wanted, though, was to be an American cowboy.
    • By no means are cowboys the only great thing about these United States.
    • And I used to play, you know, running around with guns, cowboys and Indians, in the garden, like all kids did.
    • A cowboy rides into town and stops at the saloon for a drink.
    • Today's cowboys can trace their roots back to long trail drives and the following round-up.
    • He could be the last real cowboy the movies will ever see.
    • She hadn't counted on a young cowboy riding up and seeing her there.
    • When I was a kid, I would play cowboys and Indians out back.
    • His restless intellectualism curiously mirrors the expansive lives of the nomads and Australian cowboys he so much admires.
    • Randolph Scott, on the other hand, was the ruggedly handsome Texan cowboy.
    • Most notable among these were two series of bronzes depicting traditional Blackfeet culture and professional rodeo cowboys.
    • On working ranches in Colorado, guests can help with the cattle alongside the cowboys and cowgirls at work.
  • 2US informal

    (irresponsible person)
    salvaje masculine informal
    gamberro masculine Spain informal
    gamberra feminine Spain informal
    • Which John Wayne will the cowboy President play?
    • I wanted to make certain that we were going about it correctly, and not employing cowboys on our business.
    • We need our renegade cowboy president out of office
    • Elderly people were targeted by doorstep tricksters and cowboys charging extortionate sums for gardening work.
    • The county's trading standards department has launched the site as part of a crackdown on cowboy firms.
    • He dropped out to pursue a career as a model and was offered a part as a cowboy surfer in a US sitcom.
    • The organization warned of dotcom cowboys making up fictitious buyers to pressure businesses into signing up.
    • A former Salvation Army volunteer who preached Christian values has been exposed as a cheating cowboy builder.
    • The elderly continue to be preyed upon by cowboys and other fraudsters.
    • "We are not cowboy builders just there for a quick buck.
    • He accepted JM Enterprises was not a cowboy company and had usually taken great care.
    • Europeans are so much more civilised than the trigger-happy cowboys across the pond.
    • The problem is that cowboys like this give legitimate piercers/tattooists a bad name.
    • They are ‘taking the gloves off’ when it comes to dealing with bogus businesses and cowboy tradesmen.
    • A commitment to bar cowboys from the financial arena was behind the tough investor protection laws.
    • Victims have described the cowboy car impounders as ‘swarthy and threatening’.
    • ‘It is not the case of a cowboy firm failing to contact the Environment Agency in order to cut costs,’ he said.
    • The company was collared as part of a crackdown on cowboy limo firms with little regard for rules, regulations and passenger safety.
    • The domain name registration business has more cowboys than Texas.
    • He also accused some motorists of behaving like ignoramuses and cowboys who put business in jeopardy.
    • Someone had re-roofed one chamber, a real cowboy job.
  • 3British informal

    (unscrupulous trader)
    pillo masculine informal
    pilla feminine informal
    pirata feminine informal
    before noun a cowboy builder un pirata de la construcción
    • don't go there, it's a cowboy outfit no vayas ahí, son una banda de pillos