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pi·ca·ro

 (pē′kä-rō)
n. pl. pi·ca·ros (-rōz′, -rōs′)
1. A rogue or adventurer. Also called picaroon.
2. The main character in a picaresque work when that character is a man or boy.

[Spanish pícaro, perhaps from picar, to prick, from Vulgar Latin *piccāre; see pique.]

picaro

(ˈpɪkərəʊ; ˈpiːk-)
n, pl -ros
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) literature the main male character in a picaresque novel
[Spanish]

pic•a•ro

(ˈpɪk əˌroʊ, ˈpi kə-)

n., pl. -ros.
a rogue or vagabond.
[1615–25; < Sp pícaro rogue]
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