Definition of conquistador noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kɒnˈkwɪstədɔː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//kɑːnˈkwɪstədɔːr//
; BrE BrE//kɒnˈkɪstədɔː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//kɑːnˈkɪstədɔːr//
(pl. conquistadores
BrE BrE//kɒnˌkwɪstəˈdɔːreɪz//
; NAmE NAmE//kɑːnˌkwɪstəˈdɔːreɪz//
; BrE BrE//kɒnˌkɪstəˈdɔːreɪz//
; NAmE NAmE//kɑːnˌkɪstəˈdɔːreɪz//
, conquistadors)
(from Spanish)
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one of the Spanish people who took control of Mexico and Peru by force in the 16th century Word Originmid 19th cent.: Spanish.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: conquistador