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desperado

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

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

plural des·per·a·does or des·per·a·dos

Full Definition of DESPERADO

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

  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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