caudillo

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish caudillo, from Late Latin capitellum, based on Latin caput, capitis "head".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɔˈdiː(j)oʊ/, /kaʊˈdiː(j)oʊ/

Noun[edit]

caudillo (plural caudillos)

  1. leader
  2. A military dictator, especially one ruling in Latin America.
    • 1994 October 14, Dallas Morning News:
      For, despite all the debunking and cynicism in this generation, there still are, amazingly, trusting people around who need to believe in great helmsmen, dear leaders, fuhrers, presidents-for-life, generalissimos and charismatic caudillos.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish caudillo; see there for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

caudillo m (plural caudillos)

  1. caudillo

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Spanish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish cabdiello, from Late Latin capitellum, based on Latin caput, capitis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kau.ˈði.ʎo/, /kau.ˈði.jo/

Noun[edit]

caudillo m (plural caudillos)

  1. caudillo

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