bandito

noun
ban·​di·​to | \ ban-ˈdē-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce bandito (audio) \

Definition of bandito

: an outlaw especially of Mexican extraction or origin

First Known Use of bandito

1591, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bandito

borrowed from Italian, "outlaw" — more at bandit

Note: Since the nineteenth century the term has been used erroneously for Spanish bandido.

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“Bandito.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bandito. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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