Sancho Panza

noun
San·​cho Pan·​za | \ ˌsan-chō-ˈpan-zə How to pronounce Sancho Panza (audio) , ˌsän-chō-ˈpän- \

Definition of Sancho Panza

: the squire of Don Quixote in Cervantes' Don Quixote

First Known Use of Sancho Panza

1762, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Sancho Panza

Spanish

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“Sancho Panza.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sancho%20Panza. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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