Definition of gaucho in English:


Line breaks: gau¦cho
Pronunciation: /ˈgaʊtʃəʊ
, ˈgɔː-/

noun (plural gauchos)

  • A cowboy from the South American pampas: Argentinian gauchos
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    • The pampas were where the gauchos, nomadic half-Indian herdsmen, roamed and worked.
    • The Overture is based on a poem describing the impressions of a Creole gaucho, a cowboy of sorts, who came to Buenos Aires and saw a production of Gounod's Faust.
    • Uruguay's gauchos (cow-boys) proudly wear the distinctive clothing of their ancestors.


Latin American Spanish, probably from Araucanian kauču 'friend'.

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