Definition of Desperado

1. Noun. A bold outlaw (especially on the American frontier).

Exact synonyms: Desperate Criminal
Geographical relationships: America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa
Generic synonyms: Criminal, Crook, Felon, Malefactor, Outlaw



Definition of Desperado

1. n. A reckless, furious man; a person urged by furious passions, and regardless of consequence; a wild ruffian.

Definition of Desperado

1. Noun. A bold outlaw, especially one from southern portions of the Wild West. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Desperado

1. [n -DOS or -DOES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Desperado

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despend
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desperado (current term)
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desperate times call for desperate measures
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despicability

Literary usage of Desperado

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1. The American Fur Trade of the Far West: A History of the Pioneer Trading by Hiram Martin Chittenden (1902)
"ALEXANDER HARVEY, desperado. Early life — Enters the fur trade — Troublesome disposition — Summoned to St. Louis — Makes winter journey — Re-employed ..."

2. Works by Washington Irving (1895)
"... the Interpreter— His Perfidious Character—Anecdotes of the Crow Indians—A desperado of the Frontier. ON the sixth of August the travellers bade farewell ..."

3. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1884)
"... the Notorious desperado — An Arrant Coward — The Influence of Drink — Strange Freak of a Man of Wealth — A Tender Heart Beneath a Rough Exterior ..."

4. The Criminal Classes: Causes and Cures by Daniel Right Miller (1903)
"... a desperado of the Black Hill region, was one of a gang of coach-treasure robbers and a leader among outlaws. He was an illegitimate child, whose mother ..."

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