capataz

noun
ca·​pa·​taz | \ ¦kapə¦täz \
variants: or less commonly capatas \ -​äs \
plural capataces\ ˌkapəˈtäˌsās \

Definition of capataz

: boss, foreman, overseer behaved very well under their capataz— Joseph Conrad

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Spanish capataz, irregular from Latin caput head

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“Capataz.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capataz. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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