from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A bold or desperate outlaw, especially of the American frontier.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A desperate or reckless man; one urged by furious passions; one habituated to lawless deeds either for himself or for others.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A reckless, furious man; a person urged by furious passions, and regardless of consequence; a wild ruffian.
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- noun A
bold outlaw, especially one from southern portions of the Wild West.
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- noun a bold outlaw (especially on the American frontier)
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Probably from Spanish desperado, desesperado, desperate person, from past participle of desesperar, to despair, from Latin dēspērāre; see despair.]
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From Spanish desesperado, past participle of desesperar ("to despair"), from Latin disperare ("to despair, to lose hope"), from prefix dis- + sperare ("to hope").
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