Charro = Cowboy?

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I heard during the Rose Parade commentary that Mexicans typically use the word "charro" or "charo" for the English word "cowboy." I had never heard this and had only understood "vaquero" to have that meaning. Any insight'

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updated ENE 2, 2008
posted by T-Roy

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Sí, la palabra "charro" es jerga hispanica, significa "cowboy".

updated ENE 2, 2008
posted by manutd
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cha·rro -rra

adj.

  1. figurative (tosco) rustic, unsophisticated
  2. figurative, colloquial (de mal gusto) gaudy, flashy
  3. Mexico (pintoresco) picturesque
  4. (diestro) skilled in horsemanship

m. & f.

  1. (campesino) Salamancan peasant
  2. (tosco) yokel, bumpkin

m.

  1. Cuba game similar to marbles
  2. Mexico (jinete) charro, cowboy
  3. (sombrero) wide-brimmed hat
updated ENE 2, 2008
posted by motley