There are 2 definitions of hidalgo in English:


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Pronunciation: /hɪˈdalɡəʊ

noun (plural hidalgos)

A gentleman in a Spanish-speaking country: the local hidalgo was no more an absentee than his peasants
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  • 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?


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

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Pronunciation: /hɪˈdalɡəʊ
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