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conquistador Line breaks: con|quis¦ta|dor
Pronunciation: /kɒnˈkwɪstədɔː/

Definition of conquistador in English:

noun (plural conquistadores kɒnkwɪstəˈdɔːreɪz or conquistadors)

A conqueror, especially one of the Spanish conquerors of Mexico and Peru in the 16th century.
Example sentences
  • In order to encourage social acceptance of such unions, Anglos claimed that elite Mexican women were the racially pure descendants of the Spanish conquistadores.
  • And they were here for less than a century before they fled the Spanish conquistadors who arrived in Peru in 1532.
  • The Spaniards knew that they could not take on the whole Aztec Empire since they were so many compared to the number of conquistadors.


Mid 19th century: Spanish.

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