passado

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/passado. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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