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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gringo(noun)

    a Latin American (disparaging) term for foreigners (especially Americans and Englishmen)


  1. gringo(Noun)

    A Caucasian foreigner.

    Etymology: From gringo, from griego, used for anyone who spoke an unintelligible language.


  1. Gringo

    Gringo is a slang Spanish and Portuguese word used in Ibero-America, to denote foreigners, often from the United States. The term can be applied to someone who is actually a foreigner, or it can denote a strong association or assimilation into foreign society and culture. Roger Axtell, a travel etiquette expert, notes that "[t]he word gringo is not necessarily a bad word. It is slang but is derogatory only in its use and context." The word was used in Spain long before it crossed the Atlantic to denote foreign, non-native speakers of Spanish.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gringo

    gring′gō, n. an Englishman or American among Spanish-speaking Americans. [Sp. 'gibberish,' prob. Griego, Greek.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Gringo

    a name of contempt in Mexico and South America for interlopers of English descent or speech.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gringo in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gringo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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