Ultimately from Latin vappa (“flat wine; figuratively, worthless person”), probably not directly but through the intermediate of dialectal Old French wape, gape, gouape, which has also received influence from Proto-Germanic *hwapjaną (“to breathe, air out, let go to waste, become sour”). At one point meant "rascal" or "ruffian" and evolved in meaning over time.
guapo m (plural guapos)
- good-looking; handsome, pretty (describes a man or a woman)
- smart or elegant
- bold, fearless