Zorro

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish zorro (fox).

Proper noun[edit]

A sketch of Johnston McCulley's Zorro.

Zorro

  1. Fictional character created in 1919 by pulp writer Johnston McCulley.

Noun[edit]

Zorro

  1. A daring and mysterious avenger (after the fictional character created in 1919 by pulp writer Johnston McCulley).
    • 1999, Kate Calloway, 6th sense: a Cassidy James mystery
      I told her about the Z found etched in Hector Peña's blood and my theory that the killer may indeed picture himself or herself as some kind of avenger, a modern-day Zorro with a twist.
    • 2000, T Coraghessan Boyle, A friend of the earth
      ...he made himself visible at certain crucial and dramatic moments, like a kind of Zorro of the ecodefense movement.
    • 2006, Bob Onan, Taming Storm Surges: When Ecology, Engineering And Faith Meet
      You are a real Zorro. You ride in, rescue the fair damsel (Maartje), start massive fires and vanish — until the next perceived injustice.