gotch


gotch
(gacho [gát∫o], probably a postverbal adjective derived from agachar 'to lower, bend; squat' of uncertain origin)
   Kansas: 1905; Arizona: 1910. As Clark notes, drooping or askew, as an ear on a horse or donkey. The DRAE references gacho as an adjective meaning curved or drooping downward. It also describes a cow or ox that has one or both horns drooping downward; in Spanish the term may also refer to the horn itself. Santamaría concurs and adds that in Mexico the adjective is also used to describe an animal that, because of an accident or illness, has lost the ability to move one or both ears, hence the ears are always drooping. Cobos notes that in New Mexico and Southern Colorado Spanish gacho means bad or lousy, and Galván references it as ugly or ridiculous.

Cowboy Talk. A Dictionary of Spanish Terms. . 2013.

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