matador

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noun mat·a·dor \ˈma-tə-ˌdȯr\

Definition of matador

  1. :  a bullfighter who has the principal role and who kills the bull in a bullfight

Origin and Etymology of matador

Spanish, from matar to kill


First Known Use: 1681


MATADOR Defined for English Language Learners

matador

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noun mat·a·dor \ˈma-tə-ˌdȯr\

Definition of matador for English Language Learners

  • : the person who has the major part in a bullfight and who kills the bull


MATADOR Defined for Kids

matador

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noun mat·a·dor \ˈma-tə-ˌdȯr\

Definition of matador for Students

  1. :  a bullfighter who plays the most important human part in a bullfight


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