One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A Mexican bandit, especially as represented in movies and popular culture.
- ‘The grungy banditos had to escape Blythe, but they were afraid of getting pulled over on the way out of town.’
- ‘He looked like a bandito from a spaghetti western.’
- ‘He falls in with the treacherous, feral Tuco, a bandito with a price on his head.’
- ‘We had known it would be outside the town proper because Ben had come from a well-to-do family until banditos murdered his parents.’
- ‘All of these men, along with gunfighters, banditos, soldiers, Indians, lawmen, saloon girls, even ladies dressed in the height of fashion, gathered for one purpose.’
- ‘Kid Rio and Dad Longworth are banditos in Mexico in the 1880s.’
- ‘The first thing to strike you about their debut album is the picture on the front cover of the band portrayed as cartoon banditos.’
- ‘‘In prison they treated me like a bandito,’ he says.’
- ‘Miss Pouty Lips rescues the love of her life - renegade doctor Nick - from bandidos (wild-eyed, crooked-toothed, of course) in war-torn Chechnya, only to step on a mine while running for help.’
- ‘From south of the Border I saw several Mexican bandidos arriving.’
- ‘The Portuguese called the guerrillas turras or banditos, while the MPLA guerrillas denoted the Portuguese with the shortened word tugas.’
- ‘When they've finally drained the mountain of gold, the three men must survive the descent, the banditos and each other to turn their gold into untold wealth.’
- ‘I don't know why, but he'd slung a thick leather belt across each shoulder and resembled nothing so much as a young bandito marching home from a successful raid.’
- ‘‘Say,’ said a wise old head at one of our town meetings, ‘my nephew Looie would go after that bandito for 30 goats and a year's worth of free haircuts.’’
- ‘Less than a month on the road, on a hot day in late February, the grungy banditos nervously approached the inspection station at the Arizona border.’
- ‘Yet Cohan admits he writes from a position of ‘utter privilege’ and it's something to see a side of Mexico that isn't all shantytowns and bandidos.’
- ‘Tejon takes on a lot of different gun-toting opponents on his road to revenge, from soldiers to urban thugs to desert banditos.’
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