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American English: /ˈɡrɪŋɡoʊ/
British English: /ˈɡrɪŋɡəʊ/

Translation of gringo in Spanish:

noun plural -gos

  • (American English) [pejorative]
    gringo, (-ga) (masculine, feminine) [pejorative]
    Example sentences
    • 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.’

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