hombre

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noun hom·bre \ ˈäm-brā , ˈəm- , ˈōm- , -ˌbrē \

Definition of hombre

Examples of hombre in a Sentence

  1. two tough-looking hombres sauntered into the bar and ordered … lemonade

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Origin and Etymology of hombre

Spanish, man, from Latin homin-, homo

hombre Synonyms

Synonyms
bastard, bloke [chiefly British], buck, cat, chap [chiefly British], chappie [British], dude, fella, fellow, galoot [slang], gent, gentleman, guy, man, jack, joe, joker, lad, male
Related Words
master, mister, sir; buddy, buster

HOMBRE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of hombre for English Language Learners

  • : a man


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