caballero

[ kab-uhl-yair-oh, kab-uh-lair-oh; Spanish kah-bah-lye-raw, -ye- ]
/ ˌkæb əlˈyɛər oʊ, ˌkæb əˈlɛər oʊ; Spanish ˌkɑ βɑˈlyɛ rɔ, -ˈyɛ- /

noun, plural ca·bal·le·ros [kab-uhl-yair-ohz, kab-uh-lair-ohz; Spanish kah-bah-lye-raws, -ye-]. /ˌkæb əlˈyɛər oʊz, ˌkæb əˈlɛər oʊz; Spanish ˌkɑ βɑˈlyɛ rɔs, -ˈyɛ-/.

a Spanish gentleman.
Southwestern U.S.
  1. a horseman.
  2. a woman's escort or admirer; cavalier.

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Origin of caballero

First recorded in 1740–50; from Spanish: “horseman, knight, gentleman,” from Late Latin caballārius groom; see origin at cavalier

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British Dictionary definitions for caballero

caballero
/ (ˌkæbəˈljɛərəʊ, Spanish kaβaˈʎero) /

noun plural -ros (-rəʊz, Spanish -ros)

a Spanish gentleman
a southwestern US word for horseman

Word Origin for caballero

C19: from Spanish: gentleman, horseman, from Late Latin caballārius rider, groom, from caballus horse; compare cavalier
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