passado

noun
pas·​sa·​do | \ pə-ˈsä-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce passado (audio) \
plural passados or passadoes

Definition of passado

archaic
: a thrust in fencing with one foot advanced

First Known Use of passado

1597, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for passado

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

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