gachupin

noun
ga·​chu·​pin | \ ¦gächə¦pēn \
plural -s

Definition of gachupin

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

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History and Etymology for 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

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“Gachupin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gachupin. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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