- a member of any of the various tribes of Muslim Malays in the southern Philippines.
Origin of Moro1
< Spanish < Latin Maurus Moor
[mawr-oh, mor-oh; Italian maw-raw]
- Al·do [al-doh; Italian ahl-daw] /ˈæl doʊ; Italian ˈɑl dɔ/, 1916–78, Italian lawyer, author, and statesman: prime minister 1963–68, 1974–76.
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Examples from the Web for moro
Moro wondered at “the final straw that broke” Sherpa-Western relations.
The incident seemed to be over, and Moro and his teammates resumed the climb, later returning to the lower camp.
But, according to Moro, some 100 Sherpas, their faces covered in scarves, were ready for the men.
This beautiful work offers an insight into the fascinating, but complicated, world of il Moro.London’s National Gallery Opens the Exhibition of the Century
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Anxiously the Moro men and women gazed at their idol, Piang.
And I am happy to serve a government that greets the Moro as brother.
The Moro is a savage, and has no idea of law and order as we understand it.
Education is one of the chief concerns of the Moro Province Government.
The Moro collapsed to the road, limply, like a wet stocking off a line.Terry
Charles Goff Thomson
- plural -ros or -ro a member of a group of predominantly Muslim peoples of the S Philippines: noted for their manufacture of weapons
- the language of these peoples, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family
C19: via Spanish from Latin Maurus Moor
- Aldo (ˈaldo). 1916–78, Italian Christian Democrat statesman; prime minister of Italy (1963–68; 1974–76) and minister of foreign affairs (1965–66; 1969–72; 1973–74). He negotiated the entry of the Italian Communist Party into coalition government before being kidnapped by the Red Brigades in 1978 and murdered
Word Origin and History for moro
"Muslim Malay of the Philippines," 1886, from Spanish Moro, literally "Moor" (see Moor).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper