desperado n : a bold outlaw (especially on the American frontier) [syn: desperate criminal] [also: desperadoes (pl)]
EtymologyFrom Spanish desperado, past participle of desperar, from Latin disperare, “despair”, “lose hope”, from prefix dis- + sperare, “hope”.
- Finnish: desperado
Desperado ('desperate' in Spanish — this is an old and now incorrect usage of the word, today desesperado is the right word) means a person who cannot wait for something to happen, and sometimes may recur to violent or reckless actions.
- "Desperados Waiting for a Train", a song written by Guy Clark
- Desperado (heavy metal group), a heavy metal band formed by Dee Snider
- Desperado (song), a 1973 song by the Eagles.
- Desperado (album), an album by the Eagles which also features the song "Desperado" (song)
- Desperado (film), a 1995 film that starred Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek and was directed by Robert Rodriguez.
- Desperado (TV series), a 1987 NBC television series that starred actor Alex McArthur
- Desperado (roller coaster), a rollercoaster that stands at Buffalo Bill's casino in Primm, Nevada, once the tallest, fastest and steepest hypercoaster in the world
- "Desperado" (Alice Cooper song), a song by Alice Cooper, appearing on the album Killer
- Desperadoes, a comic book series
- Desperado (chess), a chess piece that seems determined to give itself up
- Dallas Desperados, a franchise in the Arena Football League
- Desperado (country-rock group), a Romania-based country-rock band
- Desperado (video game), a computer video game by Topo Soft
- Desperados, a group of people who are desperate for God and meet to pray in homes
- Desperado, An alcoholic drink
desperado in French: Desperado
desperado in Korean: 데스페라도
desperado in Italian: Desperado
desperado in Dutch: Desperado
desperado in Japanese: デスペラード
desperado in Norwegian: Desperado
desperado in Russian: Desperado
desperado in Swedish: Desperado
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