Definitions

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

  • noun A town square or plaza, especially in Mexico.

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  • noun A town square or marketplace, especially in Mexico.

Etymologies

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

[Mexican Spanish zócalo, from Spanish, socle, from Italian zoccolo; see socle.]

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From the Mexican Spanish zócalo.

Examples

  • “The kids and I are on our way to take a guided tour of the Zócalo,” she said, trying her best to pronounce the word zocalo with a Spanish pronunciation.

    Crazy Loco Love

  • “The kids and I are on our way to take a guided tour of the Zócalo,” she said, trying her best to pronounce the word zocalo with a Spanish pronunciation.

    Crazy Loco Love

  • “The kids and I are on our way to take a guided tour of the Zócalo,” she said, trying her best to pronounce the word zocalo with a Spanish pronunciation.

    Crazy Loco Love

  • Right now, the zocalo is alive with protestors, vendors, tents and is an interesting place to walk around, but isn't dangerous in spite of some negative press reports.

    Violence in Mexico

  • Right now, the zocalo is alive with protestors, vendors, tents and is an interesting place to walk around, but isn't dangerous in spite of some negative press reports.

    Violence in Mexico

  • Right now, the zocalo is alive with protestors, vendors, tents and is an interesting place to walk around, but isn't dangerous in spite of some negative press reports.

    Violence in Mexico

  • Right now, the zocalo is alive with protestors, vendors, tents and is an interesting place to walk around, but isn't dangerous in spite of some negative press reports.

    Violence in Mexico

  • Right now, the zocalo is alive with protestors, vendors, tents and is an interesting place to walk around, but isn't dangerous in spite of some negative press reports.

    Violence in Mexico

  • Right now, the zocalo is alive with protestors, vendors, tents and is an interesting place to walk around, but isn't dangerous in spite of some negative press reports.

    Violence in Mexico

  • Right now, the zocalo is alive with protestors, vendors, tents and is an interesting place to walk around, but isn't dangerous in spite of some negative press reports.

    Violence in Mexico

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  • "Etymologies: American Spanish zócalo, from Spanish, socle, from Italian zoccolo; see socle."

    April 18, 2012