Spaniard

[ span-yerd ]
/ ˈspæn yərd /
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noun

a native or inhabitant of Spain.

Origin of Spaniard

1350–1400; Middle English Spaignarde < Old French (e)spaignart, equivalent to Espaigne Spain + -art -ard

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British Dictionary definitions for spaniard

Spaniard

/ (ˈspænjəd) /

noun

a native or inhabitant of Spain
NZ short for wild Spaniard
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Word Origin and History for spaniard

Spaniard

c.1400, from Old French Espaignart, from Espaigne "Spain," from Latin Hispania, from Greek Hispania "Spain," Hispanos "Spanish, a Spaniard," probably from Celt-Iberian, in which (H)i- represents a definite article. The earlier English noun was Spaynol (mid-14c.), from Old French Espaignol.

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