Definition of -ado in English:

-ado

suffix

  • Forming nouns such as bravado, desperado.

    Compare with -ade

Origin

From Spanish and Portuguese -ado, or refashioning of Italian -ata, Spanish -ada, based on Latin -atus (past participial suffix of verbs ending in -are).

Pronunciation:

-ado

/ˈeɪdəʊ//ˈɑːdəʊ/