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conquistador

[ kon-kwis-tuh-dawr, kong-; Spanish kawng-kees-tah-thawr ]
/ k蓲n藞kw瑟s t蓹藢d蓴r, k蓲艐-; Spanish k蓴艐藢kis t蓱藞冒蓴r /
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noun, plural con路quis路ta路dors, Spanish con路quis路ta路do路res [kawng-kees-tah-thaw-res]. /k蓴艐藢kis t蓱藞冒蓴 r蓻s/.
one of the Spanish conquerors of Mexico and Peru in the 16th century.
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Origin of conquistador

1540鈥50; <Spanish equivalent to conquist(ar) to conquer (see conquest) + -ador-ator
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British Dictionary definitions for conquistador

conquistador
/ (k蓲n藞kw瑟st蓹藢d蓴藧, Spanish konkista藞冒or) /

noun plural -dors or -dores (Spanish -藞冒ores)
an adventurer or conqueror, esp one of the Spanish conquerors of the New World in the 16th century

Word Origin for conquistador

C19: from Spanish, from conquistar to conquer; see conquest
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