noun, plural cau·dil·los [kaw-deel-yohz, -dee-ohz; Spanish kaw-th ee-lyaws, -th ee-yaws] /kɔˈdil yoʊz, -ˈdi oʊz; Spanish kɔˈði lyɔs, -ˈði yɔs/.
- caudate nucleus,
- caudate process,
- caudine forks,
- caudle cup,
- caught dead, wouldn't be
Origin of caudillo
Examples from the Web for caudillo
Like Assange, Snowden is a tempting piece on the Ecuadoran caudillo's geopolitical game board.Ecuador Needs U.S. Aid. Will They Risk It All with Snowden?|Mac Margolis|June 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Though Urquiza was a caudillo he had no such ambition for supreme power as plagued Rosas.The South American Republics Part I of II|Thomas C. Dawson
noun plural -los (-jəʊz, Spanish -ʎos)
Word Origin for caudillo
dictator in Spain or Latin America, 1852, from Spanish caudillo, cabdillo "leader, chief," from Late Latin capitellum, diminutive of caput (genitive capitis) "head" (see capitulum). Later in Spain taken by Franco as a title in imitation of German Führer, Italian Duce.