matador

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English[edit]

A matadora in traditional garb.

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish matador (killer). Used in the English language as title for a bullfighter, however referred to as a toreador in Spain.

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matador (plural matadors, plural matadores, feminine matadora)

  1. (bullfighting) The person whose aim is to kill the bull in a bullfight.
  2. (uncountable) A certain game of dominoes in which four dominoes (the 4-3, 5-2, 6-1, and double blank), called matadors, may be played at any time in any way.
  3. (card games) The jack of clubs, or any other trump held in sequence with it, in the game of skat.

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

matador m

  1. (bullfighting) matador (the person whose aim is to kill the bull in a bullfight)
    • 1930, Karel Čapek, Výlet do Španěl:
      Bledý matador jde znovu s mečem a muletou zabíjet podle pravidel hry; avšak býk se zaberanil a stojí se vztyčenou hlavou, se šíjí zježenou banderillami a jakoby přehozenou pláštěm krve.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish

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Noun[edit]

matador m (plural matadors)

  1. (bullfighting) matador

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

matador m (plural matadores, feminine matadora, feminine plural matadoras)

  1. killer (someone who kills)

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matador m (feminine matadora, masculine plural matadores, feminine plural matadoras, comparable)

  1. which often kills

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

matar +‎ -dor.

Noun[edit]

matador m (plural matadores, feminine matadora)

  1. a slaughterer, a killer
  2. (bullfighting) matador, a featured bullfighter at a bullfight event

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