toreador

[ tawr-ee-uh-dawr; Spanish taw-re-ah-thawr ]
/ ˈtɔr i əˌdɔr; Spanish ˌtɔ rɛ ɑˈðɔr /

noun

a bullfighter; torero.

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Origin of toreador

1610–20; <Spanish, equivalent to torea(r) to bait a bull (derivative of toro bull <Latin taurus) + -dor-tor
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toreador
/ (ˈtɒrɪəˌdɔː) /

noun

a bullfighter

Word Origin for toreador

C17: from Spanish, from torear to take part in bullfighting, from toro a bull, from Latin taurus; compare steer ²
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