- a native cowboy of the South American pampas, usually of mixed Spanish and Indian ancestry.
- gauchos. Also called gaucho pants. wide, calf-length trousers for men or women modeled after the trousers worn by South American gauchos.
Origin of gaucho
Related Words for gauchopassenger, driver, traveler, rancher, herder, herdsman, breeder, farmer, bronco, cowboy, straphanger, gaucho, suburbanite, wrangler, vaquero, cowherd, goatherd, sheepherder, buckaroo, cowpuncher
Examples from the Web for gaucho
Historical Examples of gaucho
A mounted Gaucho rides on either side of him, to keep him straight.The Western World
The emphasis on the “him” points to some one not yet mentioned, but whom the gaucho has in his mind.
Saying this, the gaucho relapses into silence, the others also ceasing to converse.
And communicating this to the gaucho, he holds their horses while they return to search for them.
Notwithstanding all this, Gaspar the gaucho is not to be baulked in his design.
- a cowboy of the South American pampas, usually one of mixed Spanish and Indian descent
Word Origin for gaucho
1824, from Spanish, probably from a native South American language, cf. Araucanian cauchu "wanderer."