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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Noun[edit]

matador (plural matadors, plural matadores, feminine matadora)

  1. (bullfighting) The person whose aim is to kill the bull in a bullfight.

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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)

Adjective[edit]

matador m (feminine matadora, 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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