bronco

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish bronco (rough), 19th c. which in Mexican usage also describes a horse that has not been broken and is still wild.

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bronco (plural broncos)

  1. A horse of western North America that is wild or not fully broken.
    Synonyms: bronc, broncho
    • 1922, Sinclair Lewis, “19”, in Babbitt:
      Swollen with greatness, slightly afraid lest the noble blood of Nottingham change its mind and leave him at any street corner, Babbitt paraded with Sir Gerald Doak to the movie palace and in silent bliss sat beside him, trying not to be too enthusiastic, lest the knight despise his adoration of six-shooters and broncos.

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Italian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbron.ko/
  • Rhymes: -onko
  • Hyphenation: brón‧co

Etymology 1[edit]

Perhaps from Late Latin brunchus.

Noun[edit]

bronco m (plural bronchi)

  1. (literary) A thorny branch.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Late Latin bronchus, from Ancient Greek βρόγχος (brónkhos, throat).

Noun[edit]

bronco m (plural bronchi)

  1. (anatomy) bronchus, bronchial tube
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References[edit]

  • bronco1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • bronco2 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bronco m (feminine singular bronca, masculine plural broncos, feminine plural broncas, comparable)

  1. obtuse, dumb (intellectually dull)
    Synonyms: obtuso, parvo

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin bruncus, a cross of broccus and truncus (trunk).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɾonko/, [ˈbɾõŋ.ko]

Adjective[edit]

bronco (feminine bronca, masculine plural broncos, feminine plural broncas)

  1. harsh, sharp (of a sound)

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  • English: bronco