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Etymology 1[edit]

Catalan mosso (police officer), ellipsis of mosso d'esquadra, from Old Spanish mozo (boy, lad). Doublet of mozo.


Mosso (plural Mossos)

  1. A member of the Mossos d'Esquadra.
    • 2017 October 22, Sam Jones, “Catalonia weighs up declaration of independence”, in the Guardian[1]:
      Even if he draws back from a declaration, many Catalans – including Mossos and civil servants – may decide to not to obey orders from Madrid, and tens of thousands of people could take to the streets to protect key regional government institutions.

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Mosso (plural Mossos)

  1. A surname​.


  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Mosso is the 25503rd most common surname in the United States, belonging to 969 individuals. Mosso is most common among Hispanic/Latino (59.55%) and White (37.46%) individuals.