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

 

matador

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈmætədɔː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmætədɔːr//
 
(from Spanish)
 
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a person who fights and kills the bull in a bullfight Word OriginSpanish, literally ‘killer’, from matar ‘to kill’, from Persian māt ‘dead’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: matador