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hom·bre 1

 (ŏm′brā′, ōm′brĕ)
n. Slang
A man; a fellow.

[Spanish, from Old Spanish omne, from Latin homō, homin-; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots.]

hom·bre 2

 (hŏm′bər, ŏm′-)
Variant of ombre.
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(ˈɒmbreɪ; -brɪ)
Western US a slang word for man
[C19: from Spanish: man]


(Card Games) a variant of ombre
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(ˈɒm bər)



(ˈɒm breɪ, -bri)

n., pl. -bres.
man; fellow.
[1830–40; < Sp, by dissimilation and intrusion of b < Latin hominem, acc. of homō man]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hombre - an informal term for a youth or manhombre - an informal term for a youth or man; "a nice guy"; "the guy's only doing it for some doll"
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
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References in classic literature ?
" Onde vas, hombre ?" (Where are you going, my man?) cried the cripple, flinging away his crutches, and running after him with the best legs that ever traced a geometrical step upon the pavements of Paris.
" Hombre, quita tu sombrero !" said one of the three knaves, in whose grasp he was, and, before he had comprehended the meaning, the other had snatched his hat--a wretched headgear, it is true, but still good on a sunny day or when there was but little rain.
`no es sino un hombre sobre un as no pardo como el mio, que
At Bajada, he was described to me as "hombre muy aflicto" -- a man always miserable to get on; but certainly he bore all delays with admirable resignation.
Ya desde Nietzsche habiamos reconocido que el ser humano no tiene otra forma de estar en el mundo que tecnicamente y que esos mecanismos de domesticacion, es decir, esas antropotecnicas, no son ni mucho menos aleatorios con respecto al hombre, sino que esas practicas constituyen el modo como el hombre cria a otros y a si mismo.
"De como el hombre se entienda, dependen sus actitudes ante la vida y el sentido de su actividad".