Many of you know my story: I am a gringo that learned Spanish as an adult and ended up living in Latin America for more than a decade… Chile was one of those stops.
So, when I heard the Chile Spanish slang expression andar a lo gringo I thought it was a funny one. This Spanish phrase means “to not wear underwear” or the equivalent of “going commando” in English. The phrase can be use in reference to a man or woman. Another Chilean expression with the same meaning is andar a poto pelado (poto is the butt in Chilean Spanish).
Do you know why gringos end up with the reputation of not wearing underwear in Chile?
Check out these other Chile Spanish Slang Expressions articles.