gaucho

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See also: gaúcho and Gaucho

English[edit]

A gaucho.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish gaucho, of uncertain origin.

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gaucho (plural gauchos or gauchoes)

  1. A cowboy of the South American pampas.

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish gaucho.

Noun[edit]

gaucho m (plural gauchos)

  1. gaucho (Argentine cowboy)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of uncertain origin, probably from a South American indigenous language, such as Mapudungun cauchu (vagrant, wanderer), kauču (friend), or Quechua wahcha (vagabond, poor person).

Adjective[edit]

gaucho (feminine singular gaucha, masculine plural gauchos, feminine plural gauchas)

  1. possessing traditional, especially Argentine, cowboy virtues; noble, valiant, generous
  2. (South America, informal) helpful

Noun[edit]

gaucho m (plural gauchos)

  1. (Argentina) cowboy

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