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n. pl. gau·chos
1. A cowboy of the South American pampas.
2. gauchos Calf-length pants with flared legs.

[American Spanish, probably from Quechua wáhcha, poor person, orphan, vagabond.]


n, pl -chos
a cowboy of the South American pampas, usually one of mixed Spanish and Indian descent
[C19: from American Spanish, probably from Quechuan wáhcha orphan, vagabond]


(ˈgaʊ tʃoʊ)

n., pl. -chos.
a cowboy of the South American pampas.
[1815–25; < American Spanish < Arawak cachu comrade]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gaucho - a cowboy of the South American pampasgaucho - a cowboy of the South American pampas
cowboy, cowhand, cowherd, cowman, cowpoke, cowpuncher, puncher, cattleman - a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback


A. ADJgauchesco
B. Ngaucho m


nGaucho m
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Theirs was the spirit which upheld Darwin among the gauchos of the Argentine or Wallace among the head-hunters of Malaya.
During the evening a great number of Gauchos came in to drink spirits and smoke cigars: their appearance is very striking; they are generally tall and handsome, but with a proud and dissolute expression of countenance.
The Gauchos roared with laughter; they cried out that they had seen every sort of animal caught, but had never before seen a man caught by himself.
When in this state the meat is, of course, quite uneatable; but the Gauchos assert, that if buried for some time in fresh earth, the taint is removed.
This tameness may probably be accounted for, by the Jaguar having been banished for some years, and by the Gaucho not thinking it worth his while to hunt them.
At night, the nomadic gauchos gathered to roast meat over an open fire pit of mesquite, sharing tasty grilled meat and stoA[degrees] ries of the day's adventures.
He also struck out 10 for the Gauchos, who avoided being swept by the Ducks in the three-game series.
Eventually the pair will work alongside traditional gauchos on a cattle drive in the foothills of the Andes Mountains.
THE TWO AMIGOS: A GAUCHO ADVENTURE BBC2 9pm (Scot, 10pm) NEW SERIES Just the thought of this show makes us laugh as old friends and Fast Show stars John Thomson and Simon Day leave behind the comforts of home to train as gauchos in Argentina, learning all about horses, herding and lassoing livestock.
But veteran horseman Alberto Nally, who at 70 is one of the most experienced gauchos in the community, says no other gaucho has such a gentle touch.
could talk with Angelo, leader of the Gauchos, as easily as with Aaron,
Tal carencia se nota en los cien anos de critica literaria que siguen a la publicacion de la primera edicion de Los gauchos judios (1910; segunda edicion, 1936), un ciclo de veinticuatro cuentos que relata como refugiados judios de la Rusia zarista se acostumbran a una nueva vida como campesinos en las pampas argentinas a fines del siglo XIX.