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pinto

[ pin-toh, peen- ]

adjective

  1. marked with spots of white and other colors; mottled; spotted:

    a pinto horse.



noun

, plural pin·tos.
  1. Western U.S. a pinto horse.

pinto

/ ˈpɪntəʊ /

adjective

  1. marked with patches of white; piebald


noun

  1. a pinto horse
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Word History and Origins

Origin of pinto1

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; from Spanish, from Vulgar Latin pinctus (unattested) “painted”; pinta
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Word History and Origins

Origin of pinto1

C19: from American Spanish (originally: painted, spotted), ultimately from Latin pingere to paint
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Example Sentences

The brisket also pairs well, we thought, with Chipotle’s pinto beans.

Next came Dolly, after a big sorrel mare; and Paul, after a freckled pinto; and so on down the line.

In this case, the girl is the extraordinarily beautiful 29-year-old Freida Pinto.

Grimm had become involved with a mysterious, mostly Israel-based Kabbalist rabbi to the stars named Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto.

That's when Pinto Molina, an ordained Baptist reverend, and Saboia, a Roman Catholic, got out of the car and prayed.

Still, Morales refused to grant him safe conduct on grounds that Pinto stood accused of common crimes.

There was a speckled horse called "Pinto" who made it his especial care to keep them busy.

But early in this venture, I must get me a pony—a pinto, preferably—small enough for me to ride and big enough to go places.

Big-foot, you and Curley stay here until the Pinto gets back.

"When you get to be half as good a man on cows as your friend the Pinto, here, you'll be a full grown man," added Big-foot.

He soon appeared, wearing a beautiful war costume and riding a sorrel pinto war horse.

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