plural -s
chiefly Southwest, sometimes disparaging
: a Spanish settler in America who immigrated from Spain

Word History


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

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“Gachupin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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