[pik-uh-roh, pee-kuh-]

noun, plural pic·a·ros.

a rogue or vagabond.

Origin of picaro

First recorded in 1615–25, picaro is from the Spanish word pícaro rogue
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Examples from the Web for picaro

Historical Examples of picaro

  • Well, picaro,” I said to the man who was moaning, “what is the matter with you?

    A Middy of the King

    Harry Collingwood

  • The picaro was the fungus which grew out of this mass of corruption.

  • It portrays the life and fortunes of the picaro—the adventurer who tries all roads to fortune.

    East Anglia

    J. Ewing Ritchie

  • Most of them on leaving the Court uttered some invective against "the picaro who had sworn their lives away."

  • There was enough of the “picaro” in his countenance, to inspire me with confidence that he could be suborned for my purpose.

    The Bandolero

    Mayne Reid