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n. pl. grin·gos Often Offensive
A foreigner in Latin America, especially an American or English person.

[American Spanish, from Spanish, foreigner, especially an English-speaking foreigner, with a poor Spanish accent, possibly alteration of griego, Greek, from Latin Graecus; see Greek.]


(ˈɡrɪŋɡəʊ) or feminine


n, pl -gos or -gas
(Peoples) derogatory (used by Latin Americans) a person from an English-speaking country, esp the USA
[C19: from Spanish: foreigner, probably from griego Greek, hence an alien]


(ˈgrɪŋ goʊ)

n., pl. -gos.
usage: This term is usually used with disparaging intent, implying that the foreigner is an outsider who does not understand or respect Latin American culture or does not treat Latin Americans well. However, the term is sometimes used in a humorous way without intent to offend.
Usually Disparaging. (a term used in Latin America to refer to a foreigner, esp. one of U.S. or British origin.)
[1840–50 < Sp: foreign language, foreigner]


A Spanish word meaning foreigner, used disparagingly in Latin America for a North American or Englishman.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gringo - a Latin American (disparaging) term for foreigners (especially Americans and Englishmen)
alien, foreigner, noncitizen, outlander - a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country


[ˈgrɪŋgəʊ] N (US) (pej) → gringo/a m/f


[ˈgrɪŋgəʊ] n (offensive)gringo m


n (esp US pej) → Gringo m
References in classic literature ?
And Urcisino Castillo told him to his face that he was a dog of a Gringo and other things.
Never would she have further to do with the Gringo who spoke such words.
From all sides came the soldiers and officers and the common people bravely to subdue the mad Gringo.
They always did that, and proceeded to kill the train crew and whatever chance Gringo passengers that'd escaped being killed in the accident.
You make the mistake of all Gringos in thinking a Mexican is a white man.
For her winning entry, Zepeda will receive a prize package from Weaver Leather including exclusive items of tack from Weaver's 2014 product line as well as being featured in the January 2014 issue of Horse&Rider magazine where readers can learn more about her and Gringo.
Pour les anthropologues qui effectuent leur travail de terrain en Amerique latine, le terme polysemique << gringo >> traduit inevitablement un processus de negociation de l'identite culturelle.
The men behind Gringo's are launching an interesting game this week: Spot the Gringo.
In this action thriller career-criminal the Gringo (Mel Gibson) escapes to Mexico from pursuing US cops, only to be convicted and sent to a Mexican prison for supposedly stealing money from a local crime boss.
Let us update your fall wardrobe with a pair of cowboy boots by Old Gringo, Lucchese, or Lane.
Like this Gringo thing, which didn't pay but it was a good thing to have done.
The third heatalso saw a front-runner caught close home when Marinas Hawk nailed Grouchos Gringo in a best-of-the-session 28.