cuadrilla

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish cuadrilla (team). Doublet of quadrille.

Noun[edit]

cuadrilla (plural cuadrillas)

  1. (bullfighting) The team which supports the matador.

Translations[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cuadro +‎ -illa (diminutive suffix)

Noun[edit]

cuadrilla f (plural cuadrillas)

  1. crew, team
    • 1867, Jorge Isaacs, María:
      Mandé orden al capitán de la cuadrilla de esclavos para que aquella noche la trajese a rezar en casa.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. gang (number of friends or persons associated for a particular purpose)
    Synonym: pandilla
  3. (derogatory) gang (group of criminals or alleged criminals)
  4. (bullfighting) cuadrilla

Descendants[edit]

  • English: cuadrilla
  • Portuguese: quadrilha

Further reading[edit]