noun, often capitalized
hi·​dal·​go | \ hi-ˈdal-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce hidalgo (audio) , ē-ˈt͟häl- How to pronounce hidalgo (audio) \
plural hidalgos

Definition of hidalgo

: a member of the lower nobility of Spain

Examples of hidalgo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Guy Montag burned libraries in Fahrenheit 451, and Don Quixote’s priest and barber burned the romances that turned the hidalgo mad. Justin Beal, Curbed, 11 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of hidalgo

1594, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hidalgo

Spanish, from Old Spanish fijo dalgo, literally, son of something

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“Hidalgo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hidalgo. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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Hidalgo geographical name

Hi·​dal·​go | \ hi-ˈdal-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce Hidalgo (audio) , ē-ˈt͟häl-(ˌ)gō \

Definition of Hidalgo

state of central Mexico; capital Pachuca area 8103 square miles (20,987 square kilometers), population 2,665,018

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