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hombre

1
[ om-ber ]
/ ˈɒm bər /
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Definition for hombre (2 of 2)

hombre2
[ om-brey, -bree ]
/ ˈɒm breɪ, -bri /

noun

a man;fellow;guy:That sheriff is a mean hombre.

Origin of hombre

2
First recorded in 1830–40; from Spanish, by dissimilation and intrusion of b, from unattested Vulgar Latin omne, for Latin hominem, accusative of homō “man”; see Homo

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH hombre

hombre , ombre
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British Dictionary definitions for hombre (1 of 2)

hombre1
/ (ˈɒmbreɪ, -brɪ) /

noun

Western US a slang word for man

Word Origin for hombre

C19: from Spanish: man

British Dictionary definitions for hombre (2 of 2)

hombre2
/ (ˈhɒmbə) /

noun

a variant of ombre
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