paisano

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish, from French paysan

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /paɪˈzɑ.noʊ/, /paɪˈsɑ.noʊ/

Noun[edit]

paisano (plural paisanos)

  1. Peasant; rustic
  2. One's fellow countryman; compatriot
  3. native, especially a native of California of mixed Spanish and Indian ancestry
  4. (Southwest U.S.) roadrunner
    • about 1900, O. Henry, Hygeia at the Solito
      Within a very few minutes the cattleman was mounted and away. Paisano, well named after that ungainly but swift-running bird, struck into his long lope that ate up the ground like a strip of macaroni.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French païsan, itself from Latin pagus (countryside)

Noun[edit]

paisano m (plural paisanos, feminine paisana)

  1. a fellow countryman
  2. a peasant (someone who lives in the countryside)

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