from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a foreigner in Latin America, especially an American or English person.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Caucasian foreigner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Among Spanish Americans, a foreigner, especially an American or sometimes an Englishman; -- often used disparagingly or as a term of reproach.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Among Spanish Americans, an Englishman or an Anglo-American: a term of contempt.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Latin American (disparaging) term for foreigners (especially Americans and Englishmen)
Spanish, foreign, foreign language, gibberish, probably alteration of griego, Greek, from Latin Graecus; see Greek.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish gringo, from griego ("Greek"), used for anyone who spoke an unintelligible language. (Wiktionary)