gaucho-pants

gaucho

[gou-choh; Spanish gou-chaw]
noun, plural gauchos [gou-chohz; Spanish gou-chaws] .
1.
a native cowboy of the South American pampas, usually of mixed Spanish and Indian ancestry.
2.
gauchos, Also called gaucho pants. wide, calf-length trousers for men or women modeled after the trousers worn by South American gauchos.

Origin:
1815–25; < American Spanish < Arawak cachu comrade

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gaucho (ˈɡaʊtʃəʊ)
 
n , pl -chos
a cowboy of the South American pampas, usually one of mixed Spanish and Indian descent
 
[C19: from American Spanish, probably from Quechuan wáhcha orphan, vagabond]

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gaucho
1824, from Sp., probably from a native S.Amer. language, cf. Araucanian cauchu "wanderer."
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