noun (plural gringos)informal , often offensive
A white person from an English-speaking country (used in Spanish-speaking regions, chiefly Latin America).
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- Eventually, the gringos stumbled upon a gleaming mountain of white granite that rose up out of the desert.
- After Smith's death, in 1968, the property was sold to a series of gringos who converted it into a $1,000-a-night resort, popular with U.S. senators, John Wayne, and Saudi sheiks.
- He laughed and said, ‘That's just for the gringos.’
mid 19th century: Spanish, literally 'foreign, foreigner, or gibberish', perhaps an alteration of griego 'Greek'.