gringo

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From Spanish gringo, from griego (Greek), used for anyone who spoke an unintelligible language.

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gringo (plural gringos or gringoes)

  1. (slang, often pejorative, in Latin America) a white person from an English-speaking country.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish gringo.

Noun[edit]

gringo m (plural gringos, feminine gringa, feminine plural gringas)

  1. foreigner

Adjective[edit]

  1. (slang, Brazil) very cool; fashionable
  2. (slang, Brazil) foreign (from another country)
    Aquele cara alí é gringo.
    That dude over there is a foreigner.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From griego (Greek), particularly from the phrase hablar en griego (to speak Greek) (with a similar connotation to the English phrase it's all Greek to me).

Noun[edit]

gringo m (plural gringos, feminine gringa)

  1. (sometimes pejorative, Latin America) gringo

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