pampero

noun
pam·​pe·​ro | \ pam-ˈper-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce pampero (audio) , päm- \
plural pamperos

Definition of pampero

: a strong cold wind from the west or southwest that sweeps over the pampas

First Known Use of pampero

1771, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pampero

American Spanish, from pampa

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“Pampero.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pampero. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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