torero

[ tuh-rair-oh; Spanish taw-re-raw ]
/ təˈrɛər oʊ; Spanish tɔˈrɛ rɔ /

noun, plural to·re·ros [tuh-rair-ohz; Spanish taw-re-raws]. /təˈrɛər oʊz; Spanish tɔˈrɛ rɔs/.

a bullfighter, especially a matador.

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Origin of torero

1720–30; <Spanish, equivalent to tor(o) bull (<Latin taurus) + -ero<Latin -ārius-ary
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British Dictionary definitions for torero

torero
/ (tɒˈrɛərəʊ) /

noun plural -ros

a bullfighter, esp one who fights on foot

Word Origin for torero

C18: from Spanish, from Late Latin taurārius, from Latin taurus a bull
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