- man; fellow; guy: That sheriff is a mean hombre.
Origin of hombre2
- a card game popular in the 17th and 18th centuries and played, usually by three persons, with 40 cards.
- the player undertaking to win the pool in this game.
Origin of omber
Examples from the Web for hombre
Contemporary Examples of hombre
I was always a fan of realism in Westerns, and Hombre had a gritty, realistic feel to it.The Elmore Leonard Interview
April 9, 2012
Historical Examples of hombre
"There's only one form of persuasion to use with an hombre," commented Henderson, gently.
They've just brought an hombre with a crushed leg into the hospital.
The hombre who had been driving the mule had gone for ropes.
Cold as it is, a little fightin' would warm an hombre up some.Ride Proud, Rebel!
Andre Alice Norton
I don't cotton to Keith myse'f, because he ain't my kind of a hombre.Rimrock Trail
J. Allan Dunn
- Western US a slang word for man
Word Origin for hombre
- a variant of ombre
"a man" (especially one of Spanish descent), 1846, from Spanish, from Latin hominem, accusative of homo "man" (see homunculus).