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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.]
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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]
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(ˈgaʊ tʃoʊ)

n., pl. -chos.
a cowboy of the South American pampas.
[1815–25; < American Spanish < Arawak cachu comrade]
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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
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A. ADJgauchesco
B. Ngaucho m
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nGaucho m
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References in classic literature ?
The Gaucho, when he is going to use the lazo, keeps a small coil in his bridle-hand, and in the other holds the running noose which is made very large, generally having a diameter of about eight feet.
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.
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.
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.
Theirs was the spirit which upheld Darwin among the gauchos of the Argentine or Wallace among the head-hunters of Malaya.
Gaucho was elated that the surgery went well and looks forward to a quick recovery.
During this time you will get lounge access, complimentary use of the M screening rooms, invitations to members events, access to the Gaucho Box at The O2, a personal bottle locker in the members lounge, a free bottle engraving and free home delivery at, and pre-booking opportunities for the M Restaurant special dinners and events.
Banks SC Lowy and Investec formed Lomo Bidco last year to buy out Gaucho after the chain went into administration and closed all the branches of its spin-off brand Cau.
Desde fines del siglo XIX, el gaucho fue referenciado -en distintos momentos y por diferentes actores- como el baluarte del ser nacional argentino.
Diante disso, o presente trabalho tem por objetivo fazer uma analise descritiva dos dados obtidos a partir da observacao de jogos da equipe junior do Inter-SM, realizados durante sua participacao no campeonato gaucho de futebol, categoria junior, promovido pela Federacao Gaucha de Futebol no ano de 2016.
Gaucho's very dark interior and lack of windows creates an underground dining feel but there is lots of natural wood and warm lighting to soften the interior.
The company runs 22 CAU restaurants, including branches in Didsbury, MEDIACITYUK in Salford, and Wilmslow, and 16 Gaucho outlets including St Mary's Street, Manchester.