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

1815–25; < American Spanish < Arawak cachu comrade Unabridged
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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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Word Origin & History

1824, from Sp., probably from a native S.Amer. language, cf. Araucanian cauchu "wanderer."
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Example sentences
Horses are cherished here, lovingly cared for by dedicated gauchos.
Servers dressed as gauchos provide tableside samplings of barbecued meat on skewers.
It's broadly popular but especially loved by gauchos and farmers.
It is a tradition of gauchos and part of their culture.
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