Sunday, August 23, 2015

Word of the day: gachupín

The word of the day is gachupín:

chiefly Southwest sometimes disparaging
:a Spanish settler in America who immigrated from Spain (

"'Besides, Don Pancho...was a friend of the poor man.  He even had a fellow shot when he was governor—a gachupín landlord who'd had a peon thrashed almost to death.  You don't have any idea,' she went on, 'how the landlords and especially their gachupín managers abuse people around here.'"
- John Womack, Zapata and the Mexican Revolution

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