gaucho

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See also: gaúcho and Gaucho

English[edit]

A gaucho.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish gaucho, of uncertain origin.

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gaucho (plural gauchos or gauchoes)

  1. A cowboy of the South American pampas.
    • 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Lost World[1]:
      Theirs was the spirit which upheld Darwin among the gauchos of the Argentine or Wallace among the head-hunters of Malaya.
  2. (finance, historical) A proposed currency intended to be used by Argentina and Brazil to make interregional payments.

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish gaucho.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡo.ʃo/, /ɡot.ʃo/, (rare) /ɡa.ut.ʃo/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

gaucho m (plural gauchos)

  1. gaucho (Argentine cowboy)

Etymology 2[edit]

gauche +‎ -o.

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gaucho m (plural gauchos)

  1. (derogatory) leftist, leftie

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from Spanish gaucho.

Noun[edit]

gaucho m (plural gaucho)

  1. gaucho

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɡaut͡ʃo/, [ˈɡau̯.t͡ʃo]

Adjective[edit]

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

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

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gaucho m (plural gauchos)

  1. (Argentina) cowboy
    Synonyms: charro, huaso, llanero, vaquero

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