follow Dictionary.com

What does Boxing Day have to do with boxing?

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for gauchos
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for gauchos

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for gauchos

gaucho

n.

1824, from Spanish, probably from a native South American language, cf. Araucanian cauchu "wanderer."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for gaucho

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for gauchos

13
15
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for gauchos