banderillero

banderillero

[ban-duh-ree-air-oh, -reel-yair-; Spanish bahn-de-ree-lye-raw, -ye-]
noun, plural banderilleros [ban-duh-ree-air-ohz, -reel-yair-; Spanish bahn-de-ree-lye-raws, -ye-] .
a matador's assistant who sticks the banderillas into the bull.

Origin:
1790–1800; < Spanish, equivalent to banderill(a) banderilla + -ero -ary

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banderillero (ˌbændəriːˈɛərəʊ, -riːˈljɛərəʊ)
 
n , pl -ros
a bullfighter's assistant who sticks banderillas into the bull

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