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 horseman.
- a woman's escort or admirer; cavalier.
Origin of caballero
Examples from the Web for caballero
His capture could have been very bad luck for Col. Caballero.Venezuela’s Agony: Weak President, Strong Generals, Riots and Cocaine|Marcel Ventura|April 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"A Caballero rich as that should give her a necklace of real pearls," said another.Confessions Of Con Cregan|Charles James Lever
No, excellency; it is a caballero whom I have not yet had the honour of seeing in the house.The Red Track|Gustave Aimard
Meanwhile, you condemn these unhappy ladies; is it not so, caballero?The Insurgent Chief|Gustave Aimard
He was not a caballero by instinct, and he could not understand the niceties of revenge.Heart of the West|O. Henry
I will have ten dollars for it, Caballero national,' says the gipsy: 'it is the best donkey in all Spain.' '
British Dictionary definitions for caballero
noun plural -ros (-rəʊz, Spanish -ros)
Word Origin for caballero
Word Origin and History 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.