Buckaroo: supposed African origin

Michael Quinion TheEditor at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG
Thu Mar 13 20:39:47 UTC 2003

Imran Ghory wrote:

> The original source apppears to be the AS article _The Etymology
> of 'Buckaroo'_ by Julian Mason (American Speech, Feb 1960, pp.
> 51-55) which derives the word from the Gullah word buckra (white
> man).

Many thanks both to you and to Gerald Cohen for your most helpful
responses here.

Michael Quinion
Editor, World Wide Words
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