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[chahr-oh; Spanish chahr-raw] /ˈtʃɑr oʊ; Spanish ˈtʃɑr rɔ/
noun, plural charros
[chahr-ohz; Spanish chahr-raws] /ˈtʃɑr oʊz; Spanish ˈtʃɑr rɔs/ (Show IPA)
a Mexican horseman or cowboy, typically one wearing an elaborate outfit, often with silver decorations, of tight trousers, ruffled shirt, short jacket, and sombrero.
Origin of charro
1925-30; < Mexican Spanish; Spanish: rustic, countrylike < Basque txar poor, weak Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • His battered magnificence of a charro garb fitted well the diabolic character which Jacqueline assigned him.

    The Missourian Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  • It was faced with scarlet silk; and the charro elegance beneath was black and resplendent.

    The Missourian Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  • Dressed in one of his charro outfits or in badly pressed whites, whip or quirt in hand, he epitomized Petaca.

    When the Owl Cries Paul Bartlett

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