Span·​iard ˈspan-yərd How to pronounce Spaniard (audio)
: a native or inhabitant of Spain

Examples of Spaniard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a result, Bayern is now the favorite to land the Spaniard. Manuel Veth, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 While generally well-received by U.S. critics, Ferrari got trashed by many Euro reviewers, who took issue with having the American Driver and Spaniard Cruz play Italian race car legend Enzo Ferrari and his (Italian) wife Laura. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Feb. 2024 Ciganda’s ejection was slightly more complex: hit with a two-shot penalty for slow pace of play at the major, the Spaniard refused to add it to her scorecard after her appeal was denied by rules officials. Jack Bantock, CNN, 20 Feb. 2024 The chance to beat Djokovic on Rod Laver Arena is one the 20-year-old Spaniard would savor. John Pye, USA TODAY, 13 Jan. 2024 The Spaniard started the season with a sensational performance against Bayern Munich in the DFL Supercup but hasn’t been the same since picking up an injury in the fall. Manuel Veth, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 Jon Rahm after the Spaniard announced his move in December. Jack Bantock, CNN, 31 Jan. 2024 However, those Academy members who opted in to vote for the shorts categories agreed with critics that Strange Way of Life was far from the Spaniard’s best and left it out entirely. Vulture, 23 Jan. 2024 Another, a Spaniard who called himself Fidel, joined us on the fishing nets for a few nights. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, 8 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History


Middle English Spaignard, from Middle French Espaignard, from Espaigne Spain, from Latin Hispania

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Spaniard was in the 15th century

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“Spaniard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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Span·​iard ˈspan-yərd How to pronounce Spaniard (audio)
: a person born or living in Spain
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