Porteño Spanish is the dialect of caste-sha-no (castellano) spoken in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the surrounding areas. It is categorized by an Italian-like pronunciation and colorful Lunfardo slang.

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orphan; wild child

Alternatively spelled "wacho", this originally referred to a small animal left in the countryside without parents. It came to refer to children who were also orphans somewhat derogatorily. Today, it usually means someone who has attitude or a little wild.

"Tenés que ser un poquito wacho para bailar tango".
You have to have some attitude to dance tango.

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