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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
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It is an old cry in Latin-American countries, what of the dislike for the Gringos and their uncouth ways.
And Urcisino Castillo told him to his face that he was a dog of a Gringo and other things.
You make the mistake of all Gringos in thinking a Mexican is a white man.
They always did that, and proceeded to kill the train crew and whatever chance Gringo passengers that'd escaped being killed in the accident.
Todo depende de ir a la ONU y demandar a los gringos por habernos robado una enorme
com)-- After a 36-year absence, pop/rock/show band, The Gringos are out of retirement and about to release their new single.
As real persons labeled gringos move about--doing, writing, making, inhabiting this name, we improvise discordantly.
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Gringos in this context means a person new to the culture and customs of Real Estate.