[ pahm-pair-oh, pam-; Spanish pahm-pe-raw ]
/ pɑmˈpɛər oʊ, pæm-; Spanish pɑmˈpɛ rɔ /

noun, plural pam·pe·ros [pahm-pair-ohz, pam-; Spanish pahm-pe-raws] /pɑmˈpɛər oʊz, pæm-; Spanish pɑmˈpɛ rɔs/.

a cold and dry southwesterly wind that sweeps down over the pampas of Argentina from the Andes.

Origin of pampero

1810–20; < American Spanish: literally, of the pampas Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for pampero


/ (pæmˈpɛərəʊ, Spanish pamˈpero) /

noun plural -ros (-rəʊz, Spanish -ros)

a dry cold wind in South America blowing across the pampas from the south or southwest

Word Origin for pampero

C19: from American Spanish: (wind) of the pampas
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