[ luh-dee-noh; Spanish lah-thee-naw ]
/ ləˈdi noʊ; Spanish lɑˈði nɔ /
noun, plural La·di·nos [luh-dee-nohz; Spanish lah-thee-naws] /ləˈdi noʊz; Spanish lɑˈði nɔs/ for 2, 3. Also called Judeo-Spanish, Judezmo. a Romance language of Sephardic Jews, based on Old Spanish and written in the Hebrew script.
(in Spanish America) a mestizo.
(lowercase)Southwestern U.S. a wild, unmanageable, or vicious horse or other ranch animal.
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Origin of Ladino
1885–90; <Spanish <Latin LatīnusLatin
. Cf. Ladin
Words nearby Ladino
, Ladino clover
, Ladislaus I
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British Dictionary definitions for Ladino (1 of 2)
noun plural -nos
an Italian variety of white clover grown as a forage crop in North America
Word Origin for ladino
C20: perhaps from Italian ladino (see Ladin), referring to a person or thing from the Italian-speaking area of Switzerland, where the clover is grown
British Dictionary definitions for Ladino (2 of 2)
a language of Sephardic Jews, based on Spanish with some Hebrew elements and usually written in Hebrew charactersAlso called: Judaeo-Spanish, Judezmo
Word Origin for Ladino
from Spanish: Latin
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