From Occitan gavach originally ‘bird’s crop, goitre, swelling’, later ‘mountain-dweller, northerner, peasant’ (because of the high incidence of disease in these populations).
gabacho (feminine singular gabacha, masculine plural gabachos, feminine plural gabachas)
- (geography) Pyrenean
- Gallic, frenchified
gabacho m (plural gabachos, feminine gabacha)
- a villager from the Pyrenees
- (colloquial, pejorative) a Frenchman, a frog
- (colloquial, mildly pejorative, Texas) A white man of any nation. Originally the word for rutabaga.
- (colloquial, pejorative, Mexico) foreigner, gringo