English Words of Spanish Origin

English Words of Spanish Origin
  • Aficionado: A person who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about an activity, subject, or pastime, A fan of bullfighting, serious devotee of some particular music genre or musical performer
  • Barrio: A Spanish-speaking quarter in a town or city (especially in the United States)
  • Bonanza: A rich mine, vein, or pocket of ore, a source of great and sudden wealth or luck; a spectacular windfall.
  • Bravado: Defiant or swaggering behavior, A pretense of courage; a false show of bravery
  • Desperado: A bold or desperate outlaw, especially of the American frontier.
  • Flotilla: A small fleet, a fleet of small craft, a group of vehicles owned or operated as a unit
  • Grandee: A nobleman of the highest rank in Spain or Portugal, A person of eminence or high rank.
  • Hacienda: A large estate or plantation in Spanish-speaking countries, a large landed estate, and esp. one used for farming or ranching, the main house on such an estate.
  • Lariat: A rope for picketing grazing horses or mules, a long noosed rope used to catch animals
  • Machismo: A strong or exaggerated sense of masculinity stressing attributes such as physical courage, virility, domination of women, and aggressiveness, an exaggerated sense of manliness.
  • Manana: tomorrow, some other and later time
  • Palmetto: Any of several small, mostly tropical palms having fan-shaped leaves, especially one of the genus Sabal, Leaf strips of any of these plants, used in weaving.
  • Renegade: One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter, any outlaw or rebel
  • Siesta: A rest or nap, usually taken in the early afternoon, as in hot countries.
  • Torero: A matador or one of the supporting team.
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