caballero

[ kab-uh l-yair-oh, kab-uh-lair-oh; Spanish kah-vah-lye-raw, -ye- ]
/ ˌkæb əlˈyɛər oʊ, ˌkæb əˈlɛər oʊ; Spanish ˌkɑ vɑˈlyɛ rɔ, -ˈyɛ- /

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

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

Origin of caballero

1740–50; < Spanish < Late Latin caballārius groom; see cavalier
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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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