a cowboy, usually of mixed Indian and Spanish ancestry, living on the South American pampas
Origin of gauchoAmSp, probably of Araucanian origin, originally
- A cowboy of the South American pampas.
- gauchos Calf-length pants with flared legs.
Origin of gauchoAmerican Spanish, probably from Quechua wáhcha, poor person, orphan, vagabond.
From Spanish gaucho, from Andalusi.