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gaucho

[gou-choh; Spanish gou-chaw] /ˈgaʊ tʃoʊ; Spanish ˈgaʊ tʃɔ/
noun, plural gauchos
[gou-chohz; Spanish gou-chaws] /ˈgaʊ tʃoʊz; Spanish ˈgaʊ tʃɔs/ (Show IPA)
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
1815-1825
1815-25; < American Spanish < Arawak cachu comrade
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gaucho

/ˈɡaʊtʃəʊ/
noun (pl) -chos
1.
a cowboy of the South American pampas, usually one of mixed Spanish and Indian descent
Word Origin
C19: from American Spanish, probably from Quechuan wáhcha orphan, vagabond
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Word Origin and History for gaucho-pants
gaucho
1824, from Sp., probably from a native S.Amer. language, cf. Araucanian cauchu "wanderer."
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