charro

[ chahr-oh; Spanish chahr-raw ]
/ ˈtʃɑr oʊ; Spanish ˈtʃɑr rɔ /
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noun, plural char·ros [chahr-ohz; Spanish chahr-raws] /ˈtʃɑr oʊz; Spanish ˈtʃɑr rɔs/.

a Mexican horseman or cowboy, typically one wearing an elaborate outfit, often with silver decorations, of tight trousers, ruffled shirt, short jacket, and sombrero.

Nearby words

  1. charqui,
  2. charr,
  3. charred,
  4. charrette,
  5. charrière scale,
  6. charry,
  7. chart,
  8. chart house,
  9. chart room,
  10. chart.

Origin of charro

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

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Examples from the Web for charro

  • His battered magnificence of a charro garb fitted well the diabolic character which Jacqueline assigned him.

    The Missourian|Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle