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[gou-choh; Spanish gou-chaw] /ˈgaʊ tʃoʊ; Spanish ˈgaʊ tʃɔ/

noun, plural gauchos
[gou-chohz; Spanish gou-chaws] /ˈgaʊ tʃoʊz; Spanish ˈgaʊ tʃɔs/ (Show IPA)
a native cowboy of the South American pampas, usually of mixed Spanish and Indian ancestry.
gauchos, Also called gaucho pants. wide, calf-length trousers for men or women modeled after the trousers worn by South American gauchos.
noun (pl) -chos
a cowboy of the South American pampas, usually one of mixed Spanish and Indian descent

1824, from Spanish, probably from a native South American language, cf. Araucanian cauchu “wanderer.”


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