- 1.1 (in Western US) vaquero (m); (in Wild West) vaquero (m), cowboy (m) to play cowboys and Indians jugar* a indios y vaqueros, jugar* a los cowboys (CS) (before n) [hat] de vaquero, de cowboy cowboy boots botas (fpl) camperas or tejanasMore example sentences1.2 (irresponsible person) (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], salvaje (mf) [familiar/colloquial], gamberro, -rra (m,f) (Esp) [familiar/colloquial]
More example sentences1.3 (unscrupulous trader) (BrE) [colloquial/familiar], pillo, -lla (m,f) [familiar/colloquial], pirata (mf) [familiar/colloquial] (before n) 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 [familiar/colloquial]
- Near the heart of town, I spied a group of cowboys herding some cattle into a fenced-off pasture.
- On working ranches in Colorado, guests can help with the cattle alongside the cowboys and cowgirls at work.
- How odd it seemed to have once played cowboys and Indians on the same rocks, then warm and white in the afternoon sun.
- I wanted to make certain that we were going about it correctly, and not employing cowboys on our business.
- ‘It is not the case of a cowboy firm failing to contact the Environment Agency in order to cut costs,’ he said.
- He also accused some motorists of behaving like ignoramuses and cowboys who put business in jeopardy.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Each of the 55 different administrative areas into which Spain is divided is called a provincia. Each provincia includes a main city or town, sometimes more, depending on its social and economic power. The provincial capital usually has the same name as the province.