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[mad-ruh-leyn-yoh; Spanish mah-three-le-nyaw]
noun, plural Ma·dri·le·nos [mad-ruh-leyn-yohz; Spanish mah-three-le-nyaws] /ˌmæd rəˈleɪn yoʊz; Spanish ˌmɑ ðriˈlɛ nyɔs/. (sometimes lowercase)
  1. a native or inhabitant of Madrid, Spain.
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Origin of Madrileño

1825–35; < Spanish madrileño, perhaps by dissimilation (d—d > d—l) from *madrideño, equivalent to Madrid Madrid + -eño suffix of appurtenance (< Latin -ignus, -egnus, apparently extracted from adjectives formed with -n- in which g was part of the root, e.g., larignus of larch, salignus of willow)
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Historical Examples

  • The wild steed retains its fire, though the miserable horseman would do for a Madrileno aide-de-camp.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXVI. October, 1843. Vol. LIV.