The difference between caballero and cowboy
is that "caballero" is a horseman, particularly in the Latin American context and "cowboy" is a man who tends free-range cattle, especially in the American West.
- A horseman, particularly in the Latin American context
- A Spanish gentleman.
- A Spanish line dance.
- Here we usually find the caballero aiming his pistol in one direction while pointing his reined-in steed in another, as if ready to wheel and dash to safety.
- A man who tends free-range cattle, especially in the American West.
- A man who identifies with cowboy culture, including wearing a cowboy hat and being a fan of country and western music.
- (informal) A person who engages in reckless behavior, especially for the purpose of showing off.
- (Britain, informal) A dishonest and/or incompetent independent tradesman.
- There was some laughter, and Roddle was left free to expand his ideas on the periodic visits of cowboys to the town. “Mason Rickets, he had ten big punkins a-sittin’ in front of his store, an’ them fellers from the Upside-down-F ranch shot ’em up […]."
- (intransitive) To work as a cowboy, herding cattle.
- Besides cowboying he worked at a small sawmill that cut logs into “four slabs and a tie” and sold ties to the railroad.
- Derwood Bailey cowboyed for 50 cents a day, a noon meal, and a gallon of oats for his horse.