Adjective "gaucho" definition and examples

(Gaucho may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈɡaʊtʃəʊ//ˈɡɔːtʃəʊ/

Definitions and examples

noun

A cowboy from the South American pampas.
  1. 'His family had Argentine connections and for some time after the war he worked as a gaucho on a cattle ranch in South America.'
  2. 'Uruguay's gauchos (cow-boys) proudly wear the distinctive clothing of their ancestors.'
  3. 'The pampas were where the gauchos, nomadic half-Indian herdsmen, roamed and worked.'
  4. 'But the new riders are lonely gauchos from Chile and Peru, and their 21 st-century frontier is a place where the cowboy myth meets a harsh reality.'
  5. 'During the 1800s, the gaucho, the Argentine cowboy, came to represent a free-spirited symbol for the country.'
  6. 'A condor soared high above me as I watched two gauchos on horseback gallop across the plain chasing a herd of horses that they then drove through the river in an explosion of spray.'
  7. 'It's ironic that the South American gaucho would travel all the way to Idaho to pursue the cowboy myth, since the number of real cowboys in the American West has dwindled to almost nothing.'
  8. 'Images of gauchos speculatively transformed into fishermen struck a wry note in an otherwise disturbing account of man's increasingly uneasy relationship with the planet.'
  9. 'More sedate visitors will enjoy poring over family treasures, such as old photos and maps, watching gauchos at work, or reading a book under the austral summer's midnight sun.'
  10. 'Uruguayans appreciate many forms of music, whether it comes from the popular guitar, introduced by Spanish settlers, and the songs of the gauchos, or from a formal orchestra.'

More definitions

1. a native cowboy of the South American pampas, usually of mixed Spanish and Indian ancestry.

2. gauchos, Also called gaucho pants. wide, calf-length trousers for men or women modeled after the trousers worn by South American gauchos.

More examples(as adjective)

"gears can be gaucho."

Origin

Latin American Spanish, probably from Araucanian kauču ‘friend’.