Pronunciation: (gou'chō; Sp. gou'chô), [key]
—pl. -chosPronunciation: (-chōz; Sp. -chôs). [key]
1. a native cowboy of the South American pampas, usually of mixed Spanish and Indian ancestry.
2. gauchos.Also called gau'cho pants". wide, calf-length trousers for men or women modeled after the trousers worn by South American gauchos.
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