Spaniard

Spaniard

[span-yerd]
noun
a native or inhabitant of Spain.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English Spaignarde < Old French (e)spaignart, equivalent to Espaigne Spain + -art -ard

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Spaniard (ˈspænjəd)
 
n
1.  a native or inhabitant of Spain
2.  (NZ) short for wild Spaniard

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Spaniard
c.1400, from O.Fr. Espaignart, from Espaigne "Spain," from L. Hispania, from Gk. Hispania "Spain," Hispanos "Spanish, a Spaniard," probably from Celt-Iberian, in which (H)i- represents a definite article. The earlier Eng. noun was Spaynol (c.1350), from O.Fr. Espaignol.
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