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[des-kam-uh-sah-doh; Spanish des-kah-mee-sah-th aw]
noun, plural des·ca·mi·sa·dos [des-kam-uh-sah-dohz; Spanish des-kah-mee-sah-thaws] /ˌdɛs kæm əˈsɑ doʊz; Spanish ˌdɛs kɑ miˈsɑ θɔs/.
  1. an extreme liberal of the Spanish revolution 1820–23.
  2. (in Argentina) a worker, especially a poor laborer or factory worker.
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Origin of descamisado

1815–25; < Spanish: literally, shirtless
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Historical Examples

  • Descamisados, or Sansculottes of the Spanish Revolution, vi.

    The Works of Lord Byron, Vol. 7.

    George Gordon Byron