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hidalgo 1

Pronunciation: /hiˈdälɡō/

noun (plural hidalgos)

(In Spanish-speaking regions) a gentleman.
Example sentences
  • Because Arab invaders did not vanquish the Basques, the Spanish Crown considered them hidalgos, or noblemen.
  • The Spanish government faced a policy problem: how to insure a ‘decent’ standard of living to the Spanish hidalgos who were not supposed to work with their hands.
  • Don Quixote is really an impoverished hidalgo named Alonso Quijano - or is it Quijada?

Origin

Late 16th century: Spanish, from hijo de algo, literally 'son of something' (i.e., of an important person).

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Syllabification: hi·dal·go

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Hidalgo 2

Pronunciation: /hiˈdälˌɡō/
A state in southern Mexico; capital, Pachuca de Soto.

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Syllabification: Hi·dal·go

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