Definition of Gringo

1. Noun. A Latin American (disparaging) term for foreigners (especially Americans and Englishmen).

Generic synonyms: Alien, Foreigner, Noncitizen, Outlander



Definition of Gringo

1. n. Among Spanish Americans, a foreigner, esp. an Englishman or American; -- often used as a term of reproach.

Definition of Gringo

1. Noun. (slang sometimes pejorative Latin America) A Caucasian foreigner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gringo

1. a foreigner in Latin America [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gringo

grinding frames
grinding surface
grinding wheel
grindingly
grindings
grindle
grindle-stone
grindle-stones
grindles
grindlet
grindlets
grinds
grindstone
grindstones
gringas
gringo (current term)
gringos
grinned
grinner
grinners
grinning
grinningly
grins
grinting
griot
griots
grip
grip-car
grip car

Literary usage of Gringo

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1. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach (1912)
"Under the pseudonym of "Harry gringo," he wrote 'Los gringos; or, An Interior View of Mexico and California, with Wanderings in Peru, Chili, and Polynesia' ..."

2. California the Golden by Rockwell Dennis Hunt (1911)
"PART TWO BEFORE THE gringo CAME CHAPTER VI THE ORIGINAL CALIFORNIANS The Native Races of America. — The native races of America were called Indians because ..."

3. Bohemian San Francisco: Its Restaurants and Their Most Famous Recipes; the by Clarence Edgar Edwords (1914)
"gringo an<* during the year following Mar- CAME shall's discovery two thousand ships These men were all individualists, and their individualism has been ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1901)
"The origin of gringo is thus accounted for. During the American war some ... My authority is 'Through the Land of the Aztecs,' by "A gringo,"published in ..."

5. Out where the West Begins: And Other Western Verses by Arthur Chapman (1917)
"... the gringo came, senor, We were most happy here; The blue waves sparkled, and the shore Seemed green instead of sear; My people sang — the castanets ..."

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