cua·​dri·​lla kwä-ˈdrē-yə How to pronounce cuadrilla (audio) -ˈdrēl- How to pronounce cuadrilla (audio)
: the team assisting the matador in the bullring

Word History


Spanish, diminutive of cuadra square, from Latin quadra

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cuadrilla was in 1893

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“Cuadrilla.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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