gabacho

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Occitan gavach originally ‘bird’s crop, goitre, swelling’, later ‘mountain-dweller, northerner, peasant’ (because of the high incidence of disease in these populations).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gabacho m (feminine gabacha, masculine plural gabachos, feminine plural gabachas)

  1. (geography) Pyrenean
  2. Gallic, frenchified

Noun[edit]

gabacho m (plural gabachos, feminine gabacha)

  1. a villager from the Pyrenees
  2. (colloquial, pejorative) a Frenchman, a frog
  3. (colloquial, pejorative, Texas) a white American
  4. (colloquial, pejorative, Mexico) foreigner, gringo