capataz

noun ca·pa·taz \ ¦kapə¦täz \
variants: or less commonly capatas \-äs\

Definition of capataz

plural capataces \ˌkapəˈtäˌsās\
:boss, foreman, overseer
  • behaved very well under their capataz
  • —Joseph Conrad

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Origin and Etymology of capataz

Spanish capataz, irregular from Latin caput head


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of capataz


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