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Gabacho (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡaˈβatʃo]; feminine, gabacha) is a word used in the Spanish language as a pejorative reference to French people. It derives from the Occitan word gavach, which translates as "someone who speak with a faulty speech".[1]

Gabacha is also a word used in Guatemala for apron.[2] In Central America, it is used to refer to certain types of coats, such as that of a doctor, a kindergarten student, a lab coat or a graduation vest.

In the United States, it is a slang, derogatory term used 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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  1. ^ gabacho
  2. ^ "What does Gabacho mean?". STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2017. Gabacho is a word used in the Spanish language to describe foreigners of different origins.