Definition of paisano in English:


Line breaks: pai|sano
Pronunciation: /pʌɪˈsɑːnəʊ
, -ˈzɑː-/

noun (plural paisanos /-əʊz/)

A peasant of Spanish or Italian ethnic origin.
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  • He is decidedly sympathetic to Native Americans, paisanos (Spanish and Mexican laborers), and other working classes.
  • That is, subgroups of Huejuquillenses maintain high degrees of social interaction, sometimes translated into solidarities with their fellow paisanos, depending on the familial or quasi-familial ties that bound them.
  • The novel focuses upon the paisanos of the Monterey area, paralleling their lives with those of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.



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