Mar·​ra·​no mə-ˈrä-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce Marrano (audio)
plural Marranos
: a Christianized Jew of medieval Spain

Word History


Spanish, literally, pig

First Known Use

1561, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Marrano was in 1561

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“Marrano.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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