toreador

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noun to·re·a·dor \ˈtȯr-ē-ə-ˌdȯr, ˈtär-\

Origin and Etymology of toreador

Spanish, from torear to fight bulls, from toro bull, from Latin taurus — more at taurine


First Known Use: 1618


TOREADOR Defined for English Language Learners

toreador

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noun to·re·a·dor \ˈtȯr-ē-ə-ˌdȯr, ˈtär-\

Definition of toreador for English Language Learners

  • : someone who fights bulls in a bullfight

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