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English definition of “desperado”

desperado

noun [C] uk   /ˌdes.pəˈrɑː.dəʊ/ us    /-doʊ/ (plural desperados or desperadoes)
someone who is willing to do things that involve risk or danger, and often criminal things: a gang of desperadosDoing things without fear or proper thoughtMiscellaneous criminals
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