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Somoza Syllabification: So·mo·za
Pronunciation: /səˈmōsə/ /-zə/

Definition of Somoza in English:

1The name of a family of Nicaraguan statesmen.
1.1 Anastasio ( 1896–1956), president 1937–47 and 1951–56; full name Anastasio Somoza García. He took presidential office following a military coup in 1936 and ruled Nicaragua as a virtual dictator.
1.2 Luis ( 1922–67), president 1957–63; son of Anastasio; full name Luis Somoza Debayle.
1.3 Anastasio ( 1925–80), president 1967–79; younger brother of Luis; full name Anastasio Somoza Debayle. His dictatorial regime was overthrown by the Sandinistas, and he was assassinated while in exile in Paraguay.

Words that rhyme with Somoza

composer, discloser, dozer, exposer, Mendoza, mimosa, opposer, ponderosa, poser, proposer, proser, Rosa, Spinoza

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