Definition of gaucho
: a cowboy of the South American pampas
Recent Examples of gaucho from the Web
The historic old stone cloisters lent an otherworldly feel to the collection of frothy, spell-binding looks that seemed to merge the tulle of 1900s gowns with styles of the low-slung gaucho.
Argentina, land of the tango, gauchos and good wine, is also emerging as the land of the good deal.
Louvre Antigüedades Located on pedestrian Sarandí Street in the Ciudad Vieja, Louvre’s varied stock includes anything from ornate silver gaucho knives and Uruguayan amethysts to French crystal chandeliers and marble statues.
Argentina, renowned for its gaucho pastoralist tradition, maintains a focus on natural products, while Italy’s fashion industry drives that country’s strong showing in leather, jewelry, footwear, and packaging and labeling.
For those daunted by the prospect of a slog through the fashion skeletons in their closets (circa-2005 gauchos, perhaps?) will send its very own Marlow into the heart of darkness that is your wardrobe.
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The nomadic and colorful horsemen of the Argentine and Uruguayan plains, the guachos remain folk heroes famed for hardiness and lawlessness. Gauchos flourished from the mid-18th to the mid-19th century. At first they rounded up the herds of horses and cattle that roamed freely on the vast grasslands east of the Andes. In the early 19th century, they fought first in the armies that defeated the Spanish colonial regime and then for the military dictators who jockeyed for power after independence. Argentine writers celebrated the gauchos, and gaucho literature is an important part of the Argentine cultural tradition.
Origin and Etymology of gaucho
First Known Use: 1824See Words from the same year
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Definition of gaucho for English Language Learners
: a cowboy in South America
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