noun cau·di·llo \ka-ˈthē-(ˌ)yō, -ˈthēl-(ˌ)yō\
plural cau·di·llos

Definition of CAUDILLO

:  a Spanish or Latin-American military dictator

Origin of CAUDILLO

Spanish, chief, leader, from Late Latin capitellum small head — more at cadet
First Known Use: 1852


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