to·​re·​ro tə-ˈrer-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce torero (audio)
plural toreros
: a matador or a member of the attending cuadrilla

Examples of torero in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the music video, directed by Carlos Perez, Ricky portrays a torero (bullfighter) in training, bringing to life the song’s innovative rhythm. Jessica Roiz, Billboard, 29 July 2022 Over the years, his ring became a place where Mexico’s up-and-coming toreros made the trip to fight. Elizabeth Findell, WSJ, 22 Jan. 2020

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Word History


Spanish, from Latin taurarius bullfighter, from Latin taurus bull

First Known Use

1728, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of torero was in 1728

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Cite this Entry

“Torero.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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to·​re·​ro tə-ˈre(ə)r-ō How to pronounce torero (audio)
plural toreros

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