huaso

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Spanish[edit]

huaso.

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Possibly from Quechua wakcha.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Chile) IPA(key): /ˈɡwa.so/, /ˈwa.so/

Adjective[edit]

huaso m ‎(feminine singular huasa, masculine plural huasos, feminine plural huasas)

  1. of or relating to huasos.
    El sábado 12 de septiembre se realizó la tradicional Fiesta Huasa.
    Saturday, September 12th, was the traditional Huaso Festival.
  2. (Chile) astute person characteristic of a Chilean countryman .
  3. (Chile) awkward rural person who cannot adapt to urban areas.

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Noun[edit]

huaso m ‎(plural huasos, feminine huasa)

  1. countryman, or Chilean rural laborer.
    • 2006, Roberto Fuentes, Betto: El fantasma de mi abuelo, LOM, page 23:
      Papá dice que el tío es un huaso.
      Daddy said that uncle is a yokel.
  2. Chilean cowboy, horseman.
    • 1987, Lillian Calm, El Chile de Pío IX, 1824, Andres Bello, page 232:
      Esto me llama la atención, porque en Chile existe todo un mito sobre el jinete, el caballo y el huaso.
      This attracts my attention, because in Chile there is a whole myth about the horseman, the horse and the cowboy.

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