charro

[ chahr-oh; Spanish chahr-raw ]
/ ˈtʃɑr oʊ; Spanish ˈtʃɑr rɔ /

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.

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Origin of charro

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