torero

noun
to·​re·​ro | \ tə-ˈrer-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce torero (audio) \
plural toreros

Definition of torero

: a matador or a member of the attending cuadrilla

Examples of torero in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over the years, his ring became a place where Mexico’s up-and-coming toreros made the trip to fight. Elizabeth Findell, WSJ, "Texas’ Only Home for Matadors Is on Brink of Closing," 22 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of torero

1728, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for torero

Spanish, from Latin taurarius bullfighter, from Latin taurus bull

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“Torero.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/torero. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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