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des·per·a·do

 (dĕs′pə-rä′dō, -rā′-)
n. pl. des·per·a·does or des·per·a·dos
A bold or desperate outlaw, especially of the American frontier.

[Probably from Spanish desperado, desesperado, desperate person, from past participle of desesperar, to despair, from Latin dēspērāre; see despair.]

desperado

(ˌdɛspəˈrɑːdəʊ)
n, pl -does or -dos
a reckless or desperate person, esp one ready to commit any violent illegal act
[C17: probably pseudo-Spanish variant of obsolete desperate (n) a reckless character]

des•per•a•do

(ˌdɛs pəˈrɑ doʊ, -ˈreɪ-)

n., pl. -does, -dos.
a bold, reckless criminal or outlaw, esp. in the early days of the American West.
[1600–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.desperado - a bold outlaw (especially on the American frontier)desperado - a bold outlaw (especially on the American frontier)
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime

desperado

noun criminal, thug, outlaw, villain, gangster, gunman, bandit, mugger (informal), cut-throat, hoodlum (chiefly U.S.), ruffian, wise guy (U.S.), face (Brit. slang), heavy (slang), lawbreaker, skelm (S. African) The judge described him as a `wicked desperado' and jailed him for life.
Translations

desperado

[ˌdespəˈrɑːdəʊ] N (desperado(e)s (pl)) → bandido m

desperado

[ˌdɛspəˈrɑːdəʊ] [desperados] (pl) ndesperado m

desperado

n pl <-(e)s> → Desperado m

desperado

[ˌdɛspəˈrɑːdəʊ] n (old) → bandito
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