noun ga·chu·pin \¦gächə¦pēn\

Definition of gachupin



chiefly Southwest, sometimes disparaging

  1. :  a Spanish settler in America who immigrated from Spain

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Origin and Etymology of gachupin

American Spanish gachupín, cachupín, from obsolete Spanish cachopín block, trunk, blockhead, from cachopo hollow or dry trunk of a tree, from cacho pot, shard — more at cachucha

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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