paisanos

paisano

[pahy-sah-noh, -zah-; Spanish pahy-sah-naw]
noun, plural paisanos [pahy-sah-nohz, -zah-; Spanish pahy-sah-naws] .
1.
2.
Southwestern U.S.
a.
a rustic or peasant.
b.
a roadrunner.

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism; < Spanish < French paysan. See peasant

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paisano (paɪˈsɑːnəʊ, Spanish paiˈsano)
 
n , pl -nos
1.  informal a friend; pal
2.  a fellow countryman
 
[C20: via Spanish from French paysanpeasant]

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paisano
see paesan.
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