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gaucho

Line breaks: gau¦cho
Pronunciation: /ˈɡaʊtʃəʊ
 
, ˈɡɔː-/

Definition of gaucho in English:

noun (plural gauchos)

A cowboy from the South American pampas: Argentinian gauchos
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with gaucho

nachopasticciohoncho

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