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Meaning of "desperado" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DESPERADO

Probably pseudo-Spanish variant of obsolete desperate (n) a reckless character.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DESPERADO

desperado  [ˌdɛspəˈrɑːdəʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DESPERADO

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Desperado is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DESPERADO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of desperado in the English dictionary

The definition of desperado in the dictionary is a reckless or desperate person, esp one ready to commit any violent illegal act.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DESPERADO


adelantado
ˌædəlænˈtɑːdəʊ
aficionado
əˌfɪʃjəˈnɑːdəʊ
avocado
ˌævəˈkɑːdəʊ
bardo
ˈbɑːdəʊ
Colorado
ˌkɒləˈrɑːdəʊ
Delgado
dɛlˈɡɑːdəʊ
dorado
dəˈrɑːdəʊ
eldorado
ˌeldəˈrɑːdəʊ
enamorado
ɪnæməˈrɑːdəʊ
malgrado
mælˈɡrɑːdəʊ
Manado
məˈnɑːdəʊ
mikado
mɪˈkɑːdəʊ
passado
pəˈsɑːdəʊ
Prado
ˈprɑːdəʊ
privado
prɪˈvɑːdəʊ
Ricardo
rɪˈkɑːdəʊ
sado
ˈsɑːdəʊ
soldado
səʊlˈdɑːdəʊ
tardo
ˈtɑːdəʊ
tostado
tɒˈstɑːdəʊ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DESPERADO

despair
despairer
despairful
despairing
despairingly
despatch
despatcher
Despenser
desperate
desperately
desperateness
desperation
despicability
despicable
despicableness
despicably
despiritualise
despiritualize
despisable
despisal

WORDS THAT END LIKE DESPERADO

Abbado
ado
afficionado
bastinado
bravado
Corcovado
cruzado
dado
El Dorado
escapado
fado
hacendado
incommunicado
incomunicado
Machado
muscovado
reformado
Salado
tornado
zapateado

Synonyms and antonyms of desperado in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DESPERADO»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «desperado» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of desperado

Translation of «desperado» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DESPERADO

Find out the translation of desperado to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of desperado from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «desperado» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

亡命之徒
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

desperado
570 millions of speakers

English

desperado
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बेधड़क
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الشرير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Desperado
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

desperado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বেপরোয়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

desperado
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Desperado
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bandit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

デスペラード
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

무법자
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Desperado
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

người tuyệt vọng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அஞ்சாதவன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निराधार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çılgın
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fuorilegge
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

desperado
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Desperado
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Desperado
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

desperado
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Desperado
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

desperado
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

desperado
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of desperado

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DESPERADO»

The term «desperado» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.775 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DESPERADO» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «desperado» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «desperado» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about desperado

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DESPERADO»

Discover the use of desperado in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to desperado and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Desperado
Araminta Winthrop had dreaded her wedding night.
Rebecca Brandewyne, 2000
2
Desperado
Tough and relentless, Cord Romero lives for the adrenaline rush that comes with being a mercenary for hire.
Diana Palmer, 2012
3
American Desperado: My Life - From Mafia Soldier to Cocaine ...
The featured drug smuggler from Cocaine Cowboys chronicles his life, providing coverage of such topics as his work in a Vietnam assassination squad, his creation of sophisticated smuggling technologies and his clandestine alliance with the ...
Jon Roberts, Evan Wright, 2012
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Desperado
Placed in command of the only man to have shaken her firm self-control, chaste Major Helen Prescott warns Rafe Santiago to behave himself, but the two find themselves on the run when they are mistaken for outlaws.
Sandra Hill, 2010
5
Desperado Who Stole Baseball
Together, they pair up to prove that heroes can emerge from anywhere. John H. Ritter brings the Old West to life in this prequel to his breakout success, The Boy Who Saved Baseball.
John Ritter, 2009
6
Desperado
Swiftly, Senor Desperado surveyed the sleek sorrel pony which the mystery rider had reined to a halt in front of Ramon Chileno. On its satin-glossy rump were the twin sabers and brand of the United States government. "Pues — a Ranger's ...
Charles Turlock, 1941
7
Mondo Desperado: A Serial Novel
McCabe himself has described Mondo Desperado as being "like Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio -- on drugs.
Patrick McCabe, 2010
8
Desperado: A Historical Romance
Beautiful Elizabeth Cooper struggled to raise her siblings by herself after her mother's death.
Lynn Hubbard, 2010
9
A Desperado's Daily Bread: A Novella
This most remarkable book is truly a picture window to behold.
Konrad Ventana, 2009
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Desperado
Savagely beaten and left for dead, Lucas McCall survives his ordeal and sets out to seek vengeance on the merciless mine owner who killed his family and tried to have him killed as well. Original.
B. W. Lawton, 1993

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DESPERADO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term desperado is used in the context of the following news items.
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Fun on the Fourth
At the corner of Glenwood and Broadway, announcers Blake Morley and Desperado Truth agreed that the unofficial blue ribbon went to Melvin ... «Jackson Hole News&Guide, Jul 15»
2
Eleven Best Things to Do in Miami This Week
And don't forget "Peaceful Easy Feeling," "Witchy Woman," and "Desperado." There's a reason people torture you with these tunes during ... «Miami New Times, Jul 15»
3
173 RORC Yachts Bound for St Malo
Several larger displacement yachts will be racing in IRC One including, Richard Loftus' British Swan 65, Desperado of Cowes, which has been ... «Afloat, Jul 15»
4
HMP Birmingham prisoner let out of jail by mistake by G4S goes to …
He said: “He was hardly like some desperado on the run. When he explained what had happened he couldn't keep the smile off his face. «Birmingham Mail, Jul 15»
5
Ribfest recap: How many came, who had best ribs, how much …
Employees of Desperado's BBQ & Rib Co. hoisted last year's championship trophy to attract customers early in the festival. But after judges had ... «Chicago Daily Herald, Jul 15»
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Antonio Banderas steps out with girlfriend Nicole Kempel in London
The Desperado star and his lovely lady were seen looking just like a young couple in love as they strolled hand-in-hand through the streets of ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
7
Diamondbacks Glamour Shots
You certainly don't want to mess with this Desperado. His smile disarms you, but his rock hard pecks embarrass us puny men. Don't get in his ... «AZ Snake Pit, Jul 15»
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Cowboy 5K aims to lasso new visitors to Washington County Fair
The Cowboy 5K on July 26 will challenge participants with obstacles like the "Desperado," "Hangman Hill" and "Yellow Belly Gulch. «Blair Enterprise Publishing, Jul 15»
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Travel review: Baltic coast - The naked truth
As recently as 1987, one desperado swam the 28-mile crossing to Denmark on a lilo. It seems fitting to celebrate their efforts with my own small ... «Yorkshire Post, Jul 15»
10
Jack McCaffery: Even if new report is true, ban on Pete Rose must …
But it just makes baseball feel good to hunt down one (1) desperado, even while it is promoting casinos and fantasy-sports gambling. «The Delaware County Daily Times, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Desperado [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/desperado>. Jul 2020 ».
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