duende


du·en·de

noun \dü-ˈen-(ˌ)dā\

Definition of DUENDE

:  the power to attract through personal magnetism and charm

Examples of DUENDE

  1. <even as a child, she had an unmistakable duende that attracted the attention of passersby>

Origin of DUENDE

Spanish dialect, charm, from Spanish, ghost, goblin, probably from duen de casa, from dueño de casa owner of a house
First Known Use: 1964

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