pas·​sa·​do pə-ˈsä-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce passado (audio)
plural passados or passadoes
: a thrust in fencing with one foot advanced

Word History


modification of Middle French passade (from Old Italian passata) or Old Italian passata, from passare to pass, from Vulgar Latin

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of passado was in 1597

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Cite this Entry

“Passado.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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