hom·​bre | \ ˈäm-brā How to pronounce hombre (audio) , ˈəm-, ˈōm-, -ˌbrē How to pronounce hombre (audio) \

Definition of hombre

: guy, fellow

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Synonyms for hombre


bastard, bloke [chiefly British], buck, cat, chap [chiefly British], chappie [British], dude, fella, fellow, galoot [slang], gent, gentleman, guy, jack, joe, joker, lad, male, man

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Examples of hombre in a Sentence

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

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Después del juicio, él descubre que sus acciones liberaron a un hombre culpable. Los Angeles Times, "Here are the feature and TV films airing the week of Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019," 11 Aug. 2019 And there are several more huge homer hombres who haven’t yet surfaced in the Derby rumor mill: Edwin Encarnacion, Mike Moustakas, Jorge Soler, Freddie Freeman… the list goes on. Jon Tayler, SI.com, "The Home Run Derby Field Looks Loaded," 2 July 2019 The Warriors’ most sensitive and emotionally fragile player might be the coldest-blooded crunch-time hombre in the league. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "Why Kevin Durant’s injury is a growth opportunity — for all of us," 11 June 2019 That Texas trio took its inspiration from being Lone Star State beer-drinking boogie-rock hombres. John Adamian, courant.com, "John Fogerty And ZZ Top At Mohegan Sun," 19 May 2018 And second, this policy established by President Trump and his administration is already helping a lot bad hombres. Fox News, "Malkin: California is sabotaging the sovereignty of America," 7 Mar. 2018 If the bad hombres were wanted for homicide, molestation or aggravated assault, there’d be something more than an ICE detainer out for them. Bill Torpy, ajc, "Torpy at Large: Casey at the bat, swinging at ‘illegals’ in Decatur," 4 June 2018 So Trump invents the bad hombre, just as the GOP once invented the welfare queen. Sarah Jones, The New Republic, "The Myth of Trump’s Populist Revolt," 18 May 2018 In his initial training sessions, a supervisor assures him that not everyone trying to cross the line is just another good person seeking honest work, that there are, as Trump would later put it, some bad hombres coming, too. Carlos Lozada, miamiherald, "Who gets to dream? America's immigration battles go beyond walls and borders | Miami Herald," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of hombre

1630, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hombre

Spanish, man, from Latin homin-, homo

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English Language Learners Definition of hombre

US, informal : a man

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one from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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