noun, plural gau·chos [gou-chohz; Spanish gou-chaws] /ˈgaʊ tʃoʊz; Spanish ˈgaʊ tʃɔs/.
Origin of gaucho
Examples from the Web for gaucho
The Gaucho, now holding fast the bridle fixed to the lower jaw, leads the horse outside the corral.A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World|Charles Darwin
Then the gaucho is witness to an exhibition of grief and rage, both wild as ever agitated the breast of a boy.
In spite of his rough appearance and manner, the gaucho is often kind-hearted.The Amazing Argentine|John Foster Fraser
A touch of this Gaucho quality, in a milder form, is felt through all classes of Uruguayan society.South America Observations and Impressions|James Bryce
But no gaucho he, nor individual of any honest calling: instead, a criminal of deepest dye, experienced in every sort of villainy.
British Dictionary definitions for gaucho
noun plural -chos
Word Origin for gaucho
Word Origin and History for gaucho
1824, from Spanish, probably from a native South American language, cf. Araucanian cauchu "wanderer."