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charro

[chahr-oh; Spanish chahr-raw]
noun, plural char·ros [chahr-ohz; Spanish chahr-raws] /ˈtʃɑr oʊz; Spanish ˈtʃɑr rɔs/.
  1. a Mexican horseman or cowboy, typically one wearing an elaborate outfit, often with silver decorations, of tight trousers, ruffled shirt, short jacket, and sombrero.
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Origin of charro

1925–30; < Mexican Spanish; Spanish: rustic, countrylike < Basque txar poor, weak
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Historical Examples

  • 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