The definition of the word ‘güero’ is simple and very short: “said of a person who has blond hair” . In addition, according to the Vox 1 Encyclopedic Dictionary , it is also a word used in Mexico to express affection towards women ; when it comes to the latter, it is only found in orality in its feminine form , that is, ‘güera’ , even ‘güerita’.
According to the Dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy , the word ‘güero’ or ‘güera’ comes from an indigenous voice (which the dictionary does not specify) . That is, this dictionary does not give us many lights on the interesting origin of this word. However, the Brief Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language , the word ‘güero’ comes from the word ‘huero’ (empty) and explains that it could come from the expression ‘huero egg’ , which is something that is lost in incubation , which is empty inside . Later this phrase came to mean “thing that is ill or without substance . ” Later on, it started to mean“Sickly man” , until it ended up meaning “ light-skinned man” , hence the relationship with a blonde person.
Type of Guero; It is an adjective or expression of affection that varies in gender and number, resulting in ‘güeros’ or ‘güeras’.
English Correspondence; blond, fair-haired.
Güero, huero or wero is a word used in Mexico and in some parts of Central America to designate a light-skinned person with blond, light brown, or red hair. The feminine form is güera. Although güero a normally refers to a blonde person, in Mexico, it can mean anyone with lighter hair, even a person with light brown hair, especially brown hair. This is opposed to tan, which is dark brown or black-brown skin tones and or of Amerindian or Afro-Mexican origin.
The word “güero” ultimately originates from the Spanish word “huero” (“empty”) from the phrase “huero egg” (an empty egg that was lost during incubation). The phrase hollow egg was associated with a sick person and from this association came the association with the color white.