For as long as I can remember the word gringo has been a derogatory slang word for Americans in Spanish / Portuguese speaking countries. Quote from Wikepedia " Various dictionaries classify gringo as "offensive slang," "usually disparaging," and "often disparaging."
While many say that Gringo is non-derogatory I believe it is and the reasoning for not calling Americans as such is that America is a continent? It is also a country. I would not call a Brazilian an American, as he would be called after his country. We Americans would also like to be called after our country!
by A Veteran April 28, 2011

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joint. a marijuana cigarette. popular term used by youth from Quebec.
l'ets go smoke that gringo. On s'en va tu fumer ce gringo.
by Banana_ December 04, 2009

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A non Hispanic person usually Anglo/white.

The word GRINGO is not from the Mexican Army calling US soldiers GREEN COATS. The US Army did not start wearing green uniforms until after 1900.
Green Coats are not American soldiers as most believe. The term Gringo was said to originate when American soldiers in Mexico would sing a song which the lyrics heard was GRINGO.
by d0c1 May 19, 2010

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A derogatory word for an American in the Spanish Language.
Look at that white guy watching nascar. What a gringo!
by Amanda SB May 06, 2008

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Has. Nothing. To. Do. With. Skin. Colour.

Term used by Latin-Americans for non-Spanish(or Portuegese) speakers, particularly Anglo-Americans. Can range from affectionate to pejorative.
"Man, I think that pasty-ass Argentinian called me a gringo", said Tyrone.
by Jaaacob July 24, 2006

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wat latinos call white ppls.
hola, gringo!! or adios gringo

or ese pendejo es un gringo
by dumbassgirl July 10, 2006

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gringo comes from the color of the uniforms wore by the u.s. in the Mexican american war. mexican soldiers would chant green-go green-go in the heat of battle it is (green-go) not gringo
the mexicans wanted the gringo to shut up
by sandofoval February 13, 2007

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