Definition of Montonero in English:



  • A member of a left-wing Peronist guerrilla organization in Argentina.

    • ‘In the operation against the Montoneros, a number of those who ‘disappeared’ were kidnapped by Argentine military intelligence operatives inside Brazil.’
    • ‘And this position explains in some sense why, of all the revolutionary groups operating in Argentina, he choose to join the Peronist Montoneros.’
    • ‘It's difficult for outsiders to understand how Argentina reached that extreme, but after several years of vicious attacks by the Montoneros guerrillas, the Argentines were desperate for relief.’
    • ‘In the '70s he was the leader of Montoneros, a revolutionary organization.’
    • ‘They were specifically charged in the killing of members of the Montoneros, the left-wing Peronist guerrilla group.’
    • ‘The most important ones were the People's Revolutionary Army and the Montoneros, the latter of Peronist extraction.’


South American Spanish, literally guerrilla fighter, from Spanish montón crowd or mass: the term originally referred to a peasant rebel against imperial Spain.