gringo

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noun grin·go \ˈgriŋ-(ˌ)gō\

Definition of gringo

plural

gringos

often disparaging

  1. :  a foreigner in Spain or Latin America especially when of English or American origin; broadly :  a non-Hispanic person

Origin and Etymology of gringo

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


First Known Use: 1849


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