pelado

noun
pe·​la·​do | \ pāˈlä(ˌ)dō \
plural -s

Definition of pelado

Southwest, usually disparaging
: a Mexican peon

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History and Etymology for pelado

American Spanish, from pelado, adjective, penniless, from Spanish, bare, bald, from past participle of pelar to cut (the hair), pluck, skin, from Latin pilare to make bald, from pilus hair

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“Pelado.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pelado. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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