- a man of the lower nobility in Spain.
- (in Spanish America) a man who owns considerable property or is otherwise esteemed.
Origin of hidalgo
- Juan [hwahn] /ʰwɑn/, c1600–85, Spanish composer and harpist.
- a state in central Mexico. 8057 sq. mi. (20,870 sq. km). Capital: Pachuca.
Examples from the Web for hidalgo
Hidalgo has already admitted her style is not “bling bling,” so why are people trying to turn it into something different?
The fashion media has painted Hidalgo as Paris's stylish first lady.
Does Pithers think that by comparing Hidalgo to a Vogue Paris editor that she will, in turn, eventually transform into such?
The French press dubbed Hidalgo “the discreet one,” or chided her lack of charisma.French Vote Thrusts Two Women Into the Spotlight
March 31, 2014
It was, he felt, a ridiculous position for a Hidalgo of Spain.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series
In the Plaza de Armas there stands a fine monument to the memory of Hidalgo.Aztec Land
Maturin M. Ballou
A cement works at Hidalgo, of 50,000 tons annual capacity, has been started.
But let us now take our stand with Hidalgo, the warrior-priest of Mexico.
The Comandante pledges himself, as a hidalgo, that you shall not be harmed.The Crusade of the Excelsior
- a member of the lower nobility in Spain
- a state of central Mexico: consists of a high plateau, with the Sierra Madre Oriental in the north and east; ancient remains of Teltec culture (at Tula); rich mineral resources. Capital: Pachuca. Pop: 2 231 392 (2000). Area: 20 987 sq km (8103 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for hidalgo
"Spanish nobleman of secondary rank," 1590s, from Spanish hidalgo, from Old Spanish fidalgo, shortened from filho de algo "son (Latin filus) of someone (Latin aliquis)," perhaps an imitation of Arabic ibn-nas "son of people," a complimentary title. For alteration of f- and h- in Spanish, see hacienda.