[pahm-pair-oh, pam-; Spanish pahm-pe-raw]

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.

Nearby words

  1. pampas grass,
  2. pampean,
  3. pampeluna,
  4. pamper,
  5. pampered,
  6. pamph.,
  7. pamphlet,
  8. pamphleteer,
  9. pamphletize,
  10. pamphrey

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


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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