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noun, plural spa·do·nes [spey-doh-neyz, spuh-] /speɪˈdoʊ neɪz, spə-/.
  1. Civil Law. an impotent person; someone unable to procreate.
  2. a castrated man or animal.
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Origin of spado

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin spadō < Greek spádōn eunuch; akin to spân to tear off
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Historical Examples of spado

  • I missed Spado at the muster this morning—did he quit the cave with you?

    The Castle of Andalusia

    John O'Keeffe