Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

gaucho

play
noun gau·cho \ˈgau̇-(ˌ)chō\

Simple Definition of gaucho

  • : a cowboy in South America

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gaucho

plural gauchos

  1. :  a cowboy of the South American pampas

Origin of gaucho

American Spanish


First Known Use: 1824


Learn More about gaucho


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up gaucho? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a division or portion of a pool or whole

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1926873504

Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?

superficial tetchy gregarious flashy
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ