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Spaniard

[span-yerd] /ˈspæn yərd/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Spain.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English Spaignarde < Old French (e)spaignart, equivalent to Espaigne Spain + -art -ard
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British Dictionary definitions for Spaniard

Spaniard

/ˈspænjəd/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Spain
2.
(NZ) short for wild Spaniard
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Word Origin and History for Spaniard

c.1400, from Old French Espaignart, from Espaigne "Spain," from Latin Hispania, from Greek Hispania "Spain," Hispanos "Spanish, a Spaniard," probably from Celt-Iberian, in which (H)i- represents a definite article. The earlier English noun was Spaynol (mid-14c.), from Old French Espaignol.

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