noun \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

Examples of DESPERADO

  1. the notorious desperados of the Wild West


probably alteration of obsolete desperate desperado, from desperate, adjective
First Known Use: 1647

Rhymes with DESPERADO


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