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Montonero

Line breaks: Monto|nero
Pronunciation: /ˌmɒntəˈnɛːrəʊ
 
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Definition of Montonero in English:

noun (plural Montoneros)

A member of a left-wing Peronist guerrilla organization in Argentina.
Example sentences
  • They were specifically charged in the killing of members of the Montoneros, the left-wing Peronist guerrilla group.
  • In the '70s he was the leader of Montoneros, a revolutionary organization.
  • It's difficult for outsiders to understand how Argentina reached that extreme, but after several years of vicious attacks by the Montoneros guerrillas, the Argentines were desperate for relief.

Origin

South American Spanish, literally 'guerrilla fighter', from Spanish montón 'crowd or mass': the term originally referred to a peasant rebel against imperial Spain.

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