Desperado Des`per*a"do, n.; pl. {Desperadoes}. [OSp. desperado, p. p. of desperar, fr. L. desperare. See {Desperate}.] A reckless, furious man; a person urged by furious passions, and regardless of consequence; a wild ruffian. [1913 Webster]

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