See also: guero
Ultimately from huero (“empty”), from the phrase huevo huero (“an empty egg that was lost during incubation”). The phrase huevo huero became associated with a sick person, and from this association came the association with the color white.
- (Mexico) a person with light skin and/or blond hair
- ¿Qué onda, güero? ― What's up, whitey?
- 2017, “Señorita Hernández”, in Limonada Rosa, performed by Señor Kino:
- Señorita Hernández / ¿por qué no me pelaste? / Señorita Hernández / por el güero me dejaste
- Señorita Hernández / why did you ignore me? / Señorita Hernández / you left me for this whitey
Usage notes edit
- Often used as a term of endearment, or an informal way of saying "whitey" in Spanish. Unlike gringo, which generally refers to Americans, güero is used generally to refer to a lighter-skinned person/man, including those of full or predominant European ancestry born in Mexico.