cau·​di·​llis·​mo ˌkau̇-t͟hē-ˈyēz-(ˌ)mō How to pronounce caudillismo (audio)
: the doctrine or practice of a caudillo

Word History


borrowed from Spanish, from caudillo "leader, caudillo" + -ismo -ism

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of caudillismo was in 1927

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Cite this Entry

“Caudillismo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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