Gaucho definition

gouchō
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Calf-length pants with flared legs.
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A cowboy of the South American pampas.
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A cowboy, usually of mixed Indian and Spanish ancestry, living on the South American pampas.
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A cowboy of the South American pampas.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gaucho
Plural:
gauchos

Origin of gaucho

  • American Spanish probably from Quechua wáhcha poor person, orphan, vagabond

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish gaucho, from Andalusi.

    From Wiktionary