[ pin-toh, peen- ]
/ ˈpɪn toʊ, ˈpin- /


marked with spots of white and other colors; mottled; spotted: a pinto horse.

noun, plural pin·tos.

Western U.S. a pinto horse.

Origin of pinto

1855–60, Americanism; < American Spanish (obsolete Spanish) < Vulgar Latin *pinctus painted; see pinta Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for pinto

/ (ˈpɪntəʊ) US and Canadian /


marked with patches of white; piebald

noun plural -tos

a pinto horse

Word Origin for pinto

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