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Inherited from Old Spanish portero, from Late Latin portārius, from Latin porta. Equivalent to puerta +‎ -ero.


  • IPA(key): /poɾˈteɾo/ [poɾˈt̪e.ɾo]
  • Rhymes: -eɾo
  • Syllabification: por‧te‧ro


portero m (plural porteros, feminine portera, feminine plural porteras)

  1. doorman, porter, gatekeeper (a person who holds open the door at the entrance to a building, summons taxicabs, and provides an element of security; in apartment buildings, he also accepts deliveries and may perform certain concierge type services)
    Synonym: conserje
  2. bouncer, chucker-out (a member of security personnel employed by bars, nightclubs, etc to maintain order and deal with patrons who cause trouble)
    Synonyms: portero de discoteca, (Mexico) cadenero
  3. (sports) goalkeeper
    Synonyms: (Latin America) arquero, (Uruguay) golero, (journalistic and sports commentators usage) guardameta, cancerbero

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