in·​fan·​te in-ˈfan-tē How to pronounce infante (audio)
: a younger son of a Spanish or Portuguese monarch

Word History


Spanish & Portuguese, literally, infant, from Latin infant-, infans

First Known Use

1555, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of infante was in 1555

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“Infante.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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