pampero

noun

pam·​pe·​ro pam-ˈper-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce pampero (audio)
päm-
plural pamperos
: a strong cold wind from the west or southwest that sweeps over the pampas

Word History

Etymology

American Spanish, from pampa

First Known Use

1771, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pampero was in 1771

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“Pampero.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pampero. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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