Definition of matador
: a bullfighter who has the principal role and who kills the bull in a bullfight
Recent Examples of matador from the Web
Kobe Paras has transferred from Creighton to Cal State Northridge and will be eligible to play basketball for the Matadors in 2018-19.
The Matadors (11-12) dominated the game and only had to wait five innings to begin celebrating their sixth title overall when the game was halted by the mercy rule.
Horry, chest puffed and arms flexed, gave a cold matador’s stare as his team rushed to him.
The matador emceed a Cher trivia contest, which rewarded a few lucky bar patrons with iPod Nanos and gift certificates for massages.
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Origin and Etymology of matador
Spanish, from matar to kill
First Known Use: 1681
MATADOR Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of matador for Students
: a bullfighter who plays the most important human part in a bullfight
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