Moro

1
[mawr-oh, mohr-oh]
noun, plural Mo·ros, (especially collectively) Mo·ro.
  1. a member of any of the various tribes of Muslim Malays in the southern Philippines.

Origin of Moro

1
< Spanish < Latin Maurus Moor

Moro

2
[mawr-oh, mor-oh; Italian maw-raw]
noun
  1. 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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Contemporary Examples of moro

  • Moro wondered at “the final straw that broke” Sherpa-Western relations.

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    Violence on Everest

    Peter Zuckerman, Amanda Padoan

    May 2, 2013

  • The incident seemed to be over, and Moro and his teammates resumed the climb, later returning to the lower camp.

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    Peter Zuckerman, Amanda Padoan

    May 2, 2013

  • But, according to Moro, some 100 Sherpas, their faces covered in scarves, were ready for the men.

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    May 2, 2013

  • This beautiful work offers an insight into the fascinating, but complicated, world of il Moro.

Historical Examples of moro


British Dictionary definitions for moro

Moro

1
noun
  1. plural -ros or -ro a member of a group of predominantly Muslim peoples of the S Philippines: noted for their manufacture of weapons
  2. the language of these peoples, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family

Word Origin for Moro

C19: via Spanish from Latin Maurus Moor

Moro

2
noun
  1. 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
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Word Origin and History for moro

Moro

"Muslim Malay of the Philippines," 1886, from Spanish Moro, literally "Moor" (see Moor).

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