Friday, September 04, 2015

Word of the day: charros

The word of the day is charros:

  1. a Mexican horseman or cowboy, typically one wearing an elaborate outfit, often with silver decorations, of tight trousers, ruffled shirt, short jacket, and sombrero. (

"To their discomfort, the Constitutionalists could not tell who was a chief and who was not: except for stray charros, Zapatista leaders dressed like their followers in the sandals and white work clothes all Morelos farmers wore."

 - John Womack, Zapata and the Mexican Revolution 

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