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A traditionally dressed Mexican cowboy.
- ‘Men dress as charros, or Mexican cowboys, and wear wide-brimmed sombreros along with tailored jackets and pants lined with silver or shining metal buttons.’
- ‘Luis Morones was famous for dressing up like a cowboy, or charro.’
- ‘Charros (cowboys) from all over Mexico compete in the Campeonato Charro Nacional (National Charro Championship) at Mojoneras, between the airport and the central bus station.’
- ‘On Friday, about 500 members will join a group of professional cowboys, or charros, who have come all the way from the state of Washington, horse trailers in tow, to vote in Tijuana, Aguirre said.’
- ‘The western region surrounding Salamanca has an economy based on cattle raising, and the extravagantly large hat and embroidered jacket worn by that province's charros were passed on to the Mexican cowboys.’
Mexican Spanish, from Spanish, literally rustic.
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