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paisano

[pahy-sah-noh, -zah-; Spanish pahy-sah-naw] /paɪˈsɑ noʊ, -ˈzɑ-; Spanish paɪˈsɑ nɔ/
noun, plural paisanos
[pahy-sah-nohz, -zah-; Spanish pahy-sah-naws] /paɪˈsɑ noʊz, -ˈzɑ-; Spanish paɪˈsɑ nɔs/ (Show IPA)
1.
2.
Southwestern U.S.
  1. a rustic or peasant.
  2. a roadrunner.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; < Spanish < French paysan. See peasant
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British Dictionary definitions for paisano

paisano

/paɪˈsɑːnəʊ; Spanish paiˈsano/
noun (Southwestern US, often a term of address) (pl) -nos (-nəʊz; Spanish) (-nos)
1.
(informal) a friend; pal
2.
a fellow countryman
Word Origin
C20: via Spanish from French paysanpeasant
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Word Origin and History for paisano

see paesan.

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Slang definitions & phrases for paisano

paisano

noun

paesan

[1844+; fr Spanish, ''countryman'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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