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gringonoun [C]

uk   /ˈɡrɪŋ.ɡəʊ/  us   /-ɡoʊ/ (plural gringos) informal disapproving
used in ​Latin American ​countries to refer to ​people from the US or other English-speaking ​countries
(Definition of gringo from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gringonoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡrɪŋ·ɡoʊ/ (plural gringos)
someone in a ​Latin American ​country who is not ​Latin American, esp. someone who ​speaks only ​English Note: This word is usually considered offensive.
(Definition of gringo from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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