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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.]
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gringo(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]
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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.—n.
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]
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A Spanish word meaning foreigner, used disparagingly in Latin America for a North American or Englishman.
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gringo[ˈgrɪŋgəʊ] N (US) (pej) → gringo/a m/f
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gringo[ˈgrɪŋgəʊ] n (offensive) → gringo m
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n (esp US pej) → Gringo m
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