Trending: β€˜latigo’

Lookups spiked 30,000% on December 2nd, 2018

Why are people looking up latigo?

Latigo hitched up its pants, spat on its hands and saddled its horse, and rode to the top of our lookups on December 2nd, 2018, after making a guest appearance in a Garth Brooks concert, which was televised on CBS.

What does latigo mean?

A latigo is "a long strap on a saddletree of a western saddle to adjust the cinch."

Where does latigo come from?

The word is most commonly found in the Western United States. It comes from the Spanish lΓ‘tigo ("whip"), and has been in English use since the late 19th century.

What is unusual about this use of latigo?

Latigo may be pluralized as either latigos or latigoes.

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