caporal

1
[ kap-er-uh l, kap-uh-ral ]
/ ˈkæp ər əl, ˌkæp əˈræl /
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noun

a variety of tobacco.

Nearby words

  1. caponata,
  2. capone,
  3. capone, al,
  4. caponette,
  5. caponize,
  6. caporegime,
  7. caporetto,
  8. capot,
  9. capotasto,
  10. capote

Origin of caporal

1
1840–50; short for French tabac du caporal tobacco of the corporal2

caporal

2
[ kap-uh-ral ]
/ ˈkæp əˌræl /

noun Southwestern U.S.

an overseer, especially of a cattle ranch.

Origin of caporal

2
1590–1600; < Spanish: chief, manager < Italian; see corporal2

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British Dictionary definitions for caporal

caporal

/ (ˌkæpəˈrɑːl) /

noun

a strong coarse dark tobacco

Word Origin for caporal

C19: from French tabac du caporal corporal's tobacco, denoting its superiority to tabac du soldat soldier's tobacco

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