Gabacho

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Gabacho (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡaˈβatʃo]; feminine, gabacha) is a word used in the Spanish language to describe foreigners of different origins.

In Spain it is used as a pejorative reference to someone French, coming from the Catalan word gavatx which translates as foreigner.

In Mexico, gabacho refers to sugar cane chews that are white in color and are usually spit out (garbage).

In the United States, the word is a pejorative[citation needed] term used by Chicanos for white Americans. It is not widely used or understood by Spanish-speakers in the Americas outside of the United States and Mexico.

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