ros·​i·​nan·​te | \ ˌräzᵊnˈantē, ˌrōz- \
plural -s

Definition of rosinante

: a broken-down horse : nag

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First Known Use of rosinante

1641, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rosinante

after Rocinante, Don Quixote's bony horse in the novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra †1616 Spanish novelist

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“Rosinante.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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