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Mar 6, 2018
This week’s theme
Five words that use all letters of the alphabet

This week’s words
expergefaction
vaquero
azymous
whipjack
vendible

vaquero
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vaquero

PRONUNCIATION:
(vah-KER-o)

MEANING:
noun: A livestock herder: a cowboy.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Spanish vaquero (cowboy), from vaca (cow), from Latin vacca. Earliest documented use: 1826.

USAGE:
“‘Our steeds need to drink for the day ahead,’ the vaquero said.”
Rudolfo Anaya; My Land Sings; HarperCollins; 2001.

See more usage examples of vaquero in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Fame is very agreeable, but the bad thing is that it goes on 24 hours a day. -Gabriel García Márquez, novelist, journalist, Nobel laureate (6 Mar 1927-2014)

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