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desperado

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noun des·per·a·do \ˌdes-pə-ˈrä-(ˌ)dō, -ˈrā-\

Simple Definition of desperado

  • : a violent criminal who is not afraid of getting hurt or caught

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of desperado

plural desperadoes or desperados

  1. :  a bold or violent criminal; especially :  a bandit of the western United States in the 19th century

Examples of desperado in a sentence

  1. the notorious desperados of the Wild West



Origin of desperado

probably alteration of obsolete desperate desperado, from desperate, adjective


First Known Use: 1647

Rhymes with desperado


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