Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A countryman; a compatriot.
  • noun Slang A friend; a pal.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The chaparral-cock or road-runner, Geococcyx californianus. See Geococcyx, and cut under chaparral-cock.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The chaparral cock; the roadrunner.
  • noun A compatriot.
  • noun A comrade; a pal; a buddy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Peasant; rustic
  • noun One's fellow countryman; compatriot
  • noun native, especially a native of California of mixed Spanish and Indian ancestry
  • noun Southwest U.S. roadrunner

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Spanish, from French paysan, from Old French paisant, peasant; see peasant.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Spanish, from French paysan

Examples

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  • A nickname for the Greater Roadrunner. Especially if he's your good buddy. ;-)

    December 8, 2007