[ chuh-mawr-oh; Spanish chah-mawr-raw ]

noun,plural Cha·mor·ros [chuh-mawr-ohz; Spanish chah-mawr-raws], /tʃəˈmɔr oʊz; Spanish tʃɑˈmɔr rɔs/, (especially collectively) Cha·mor·ro.

Origin of Chamorro

First recorded in 1945–50; from Spanish, from CHamoru Chamorri, the name of the highest, ruling caste of that people

Words Nearby Chamorro Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Chamorro in a sentence

  • Chamorro proclaimed himself duly elected, and was installed in office at Granada, the chief city of the Servile faction.

    By-Ways of War | James Jeffrey Roche
  • It also obtained among the Chamorro of the Ladrones, who termed it tshomiko.

  • Their language is Chamorro, much resembling the Visayan dialect.

    The Philippine Islands | John Foreman