Definition of pampero in English:

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pampero

Pronunciation: /pamˈperō/

noun (plural pamperos)

A strong, cold southwesterly wind in South America, blowing from the Andes across the pampas toward the Atlantic.
Example sentences
  • The Pampero is usually accompanied by very humid and close conditions, severe rain, hail and thunderstorms and is followed by a cold, dry, gusty, southerly or south-westerly wind.
  • A pampero event marks the passage of a cold front and often brings a considerable drop in temperature.

Origin

Late 18th century: from Spanish pampas 'plain' (see pampas).

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