gringo

noun
grin·​go | \ ˈgriŋ-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce gringo (audio) \
plural gringos

Definition of gringo

often disparaging
: a foreigner in Spain or Latin America especially when of English or American origin broadly : a non-Hispanic person

First Known Use of gringo

1849, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gringo

Spanish, alteration of griego Greek, stranger, from Latin Graecus Greek

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gringo

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gringo

informal + offensive : a foreign person in a Latin-American country especially : an American person

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