gaucho

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gaucho a cowboy of the South American pampas
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gaucho A member of an Indian population, somewhat affected by Spanish blood, in the archipelagoes off the Chilean coast.
    • n Gaucho One of the native inhabitants of the South American pampas, of Spanish-American descent. They live mostly by rearing cattle. Hence, a South American cowboy, especially on the pampas.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gaucho A native of the pampas of South America, of Spanish descent. The Gauchos are noted for their spirit of wild independence, for daring horsemanship, and for skilful use of the lasso and bolas. Their mode of life is rude and uncivilized, and they depend for subsistence chiefly on cattle-rearing. They have been very prominent in the numerous South American revolutions, but are gradually disappearing as a distinct class.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gaucho gow′chō a native of the La Plata pampas of Spanish descent, noted for marvellous horsemanship
    • Gaucho Less correctly Gua′cho
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

His counterpart in South America, developed also from Spanish cattle, Spanish horses, and Spanish techniques, is the gaucho.
"Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest" by J. Frank Dobie
Besides,' he added, 'these ponchos may bring the Gaucho malo (the bad Gaucho) round us.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
It is the continual boast also of Cossack, Boer, Australian, Gaucho, and all who live on and by the horse.
"The Preacher of Cedar Mountain" by Ernest Thompson Seton
A gaucho without his steed is an impracticability.
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 1" by Various
As a tribe they are now almost extinct, but the modern Gauchos of Uruguay have much Charrua blood in them.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 8" by Various
In most places the gaucho has changed as our own cowboy has changed.
"A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open" by Theodore Roosevelt
The very idea of humanity, as far as I could observe, was new to most of the Gauchos of the Pampas.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition)" by Charles Darwin
It was suggested by a remembrance of something I had read, relating to the Gauchos of South America.
"The Headless Horseman" by Mayne Reid
GAUCHOS, want of humanity among the, i.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
This touched the hearts of the "Gauchos" as nothing else could have done.
"Blanco y Colorado" by William C. Tetley
There is a class of men in Uruguay called gauchos who devote themselves to breaking the wild horses of the pampas for domestic use.
"Equatorial America" by Maturin M. Ballou
The Argentines went wild with joy when they heard of the victory which the gauchos won over the imperial forces at Sarandi.
"The South American Republics Part I of II" by Thomas C. Dawson
Gauchos had taught him how to ride.
"Reynard the Fox" by John Masefield
The servants were Gauchos.
"Wild Adventures in Wild Places" by Gordon Stables
The Gaucho was leaning down over the opposite side, and talking to some one who stood by the wheel.
"The Turnstile" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
Gaucho boys pursue these birds for sport on horseback, taking them after a chase of fifteen or twenty minutes.
"Argentine Ornithology, Volume II (of 2)" by P. L. Sclater
Other horses were captured from incoming Gauchos, but these did not suffice.
"The Gold Diggings of Cape Horn" by John R. Spears
He, indeed, has given an excellent description of the Gaucho.
"Argentina" by W. A. Hirst
Shopkeepers you call them and gauchos!
"Ponce de Leon" by William Pilling
Somebody remarked there were gaucho races over on the other side of the town.
"The Amazing Argentine" by John Foster Fraser
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In poetry:

— He loves to gallop on our bitter plains,
He envies the wild life of the gaucho,
Then he returns to his Consular Palace,
And his sadness drapes him like a poncho...
"Argentine Republic — La Plata" by Henry Jean-Marie Levet

In news:

Unbeaten, top-seeded Gauchos post shutout, with four third-quarter touchdowns.
3 seed Gauchos in past two seasons, but not this time.
Gaucho Gypsy Jazz Band celebrated the release of its Part-Time Sweetheart at Yoshi's in Oakland earlier this summer.
The John Galliano show went for the sex-in-the-saddle look, while the gaucho theme at Hermès had a more genteel image of horseback riding.
Colts, Gauchos seem destined to share Marine League title after Colts win rematch.
The Gauchos lost several team leaders, but are welcoming back some familiar faces from injury, as well as many new recruits.
00pm on Friday, February 16th, the UCSB Softball team hosts Nevada on the second day of the Gaucho Classic.
Despite having only won one game coming into this week, the Gauchos got off to a hot start in their own tournament by sweeping the doubleheader against the no 23 Houston Cougars.
Today on the Gaucho Sports Spot: An Interview with UCSB Women's Volleyball.
On Thursday, the Gauchos road struggles continued as they fell in overtime to the Highlanders at UC Riverside 79-70.
The 14-and-under Lower East Side Gauchos team had a tough week, winning two and losing two heartbreakers.
In the Harlem RBI League the Gauchos came back from a 5-0 deficit only to lose 7-5.
Trailing 7-5 in the last inning the Gauchos loaded the bases with one out.
San Diego Toreros at UC Santa Barbara Gauchos.
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos at San Diego Toreros.
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