- a Spanish gentleman.
- Southwestern U.S.
- a horseman.
- a woman's escort or admirer; cavalier.
Origin of caballero
Examples from the Web for caballero
Contemporary Examples of caballero
His capture could have been very bad luck for Col. Caballero.Venezuela’s Agony: Weak President, Strong Generals, Riots and Cocaine
April 14, 2014
Historical Examples of caballero
Angry feelings should not make you forget the conduct of a caballero.
It was easy to see she thought more of the caballero than the millionnaire.Roland Cashel
Charles James Lever
But look, Caballero, at those who made us soldiers and him a general!Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard
His uncle could nominate me to posts of honour fit for a caballero.
I had to swear by all the saints, and the honour of a caballero, that there was a wife.
- a Spanish gentleman
- a southwestern US word for horseman
Word Origin for caballero
1877, "a Spanish gentleman," from Spanish caballero, from Latin caballarius, from caballus "a pack-horse, nag, hack" (see cavalier (n.)). Equivalent of French chevalier, Italian cavaliere.