After that, backpackers on the South American ‘gringo Trail’ began touring and partying in San Pedro.
The story of their visit quickly spread among the ‘gringo Trail’ and McFadden lucked into a business as the unofficial tour guide.
He disliked all gringos, but this gringo he hated with an immediacy that was unusual even in him.
gringo pig of a spy, you shall die and be fed to the buzzards!
Never would she have further to do with the gringo who spoke such words.
In his arroyo again, he proposed to make the gringo as a sieve.
Yet our friend the gringo rides away in safety and laughs at you both.
The general wants the gringo to cut out his heart and liver.
He was officer of the guard, and had a curiosity as to how a gringo about to be shot would act.
Even this gringo he despised, and him had he found the whitest gringo of them all.
1849, from Mexican Spanish gringo, contemptuous word for "foreigner," from Spanish gringo "foreign, unintelligible talk, gibberish," perhaps ultimately from griego "Greek." The "Diccionario Castellano" (1787) says gringo was used in Malaga for "anyone who spoke Spanish badly," and in Madrid for "the Irish."
In Latin America, a foreigner, especially a North American or Englishman; usually a term of contempt.
English people or Anglo-Americans: gringo, used contemptuously by Spanish-Americans (1849+)