picaro

noun

pi·​ca·​ro ˈpē-kä-ˌrō How to pronounce picaro (audio)
plural picaros

Examples of picaro in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the picaresque novel, as Cervantes would have understood it, is characterized by the first-person narration of a poor individual—the picaro—who relates his own misadventures and misdeeds. The New Yorker, 18 July 2022

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Word History

Etymology

Spanish pícaro

First Known Use

1622, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of picaro was in 1622

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“Picaro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/picaro. Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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