noun zo·ca·lo \ˈzō-kə-ˌlō\

Definition of zocalo



  1. :  the public square of a Mexican city or town :  plaza

Origin and Etymology of zocalo

Mexican Spanish, from el Zócalo, public square in Mexico City, from Spanish zócalo socle, plinth, from Italian zoccolo; from the plinth of an unfinished monument in Mexico City's main square — more at socle

First Known Use: 1882

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