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.

Origin of charro

1
1925–30; <Mexican Spanish; Spanish: rustic, countrylike <Basque txar poor, weak

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How to use charro in a sentence

  • 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
  • A few minutes later Jacqueline beheld a tall figure in elegant charro garb striding the length of her salon.

    The Missourian | Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle