Definition of pampero in English:

pampero

noun

  • A strong, cold south-westerly wind in South America, blowing from the Andes across the pampas towards the Atlantic.

    • ‘The Pampero is usually accompanied by very humid and close conditions, severe rain, hail and thunderstorms and is followed by a cold, dry, gusty, southerly or south-westerly wind.’
    • ‘A pampero event marks the passage of a cold front and often brings a considerable drop in temperature.’

Origin

Late 18th century: from Spanish pampas ‘plain’.

Pronunciation

pampero

/pamˈpɛːrəʊ/