hombre

hombre

1 [om-ber]
noun Cards.
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hombre

2 [om-brey, -bree]
noun
man; fellow; guy: That sheriff is a mean hombre.

Origin:
1830–40; < Spanish, by dissimilation and intrusion of b < Vulgar Latin *omne, for Latin hominem, accusative of homō man, Homo

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hombre1 (ˈɒmbreɪ, -brɪ)
 
n
(Western US) a slang word for man
 
[C19: from Spanish: man]

hombre2 (ˈhɒmbə)
 
n
a variant of ombre

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hombre
"a man" (especially one of Sp. descent), 1846, from Sp., from L. hominem, acc. of homo "man."
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hombre

Anglicized version of the classic Spanish card game originally called hombre (meaning "man") and now known as tresillo in Spain and South America.

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