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matador

matador

noun mat·a·dor \ˈma-tə-ˌdr\

: the person who has the major part in a bullfight and who kills the bull

Full Definition of MATADOR

:  a bullfighter who has the principal role and who kills the bull in a bullfight

Origin of MATADOR

Spanish, from matar to kill
First Known Use: 1681

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