Definition of orteguina in US English:

orteguina

noun

  • A decorative pass made with the muleta behind the back.

Origin

1950s. Apparently from Spanish * orteguina from the name of Domingo López Ortega, Spanish bullfighter, who practised this manoeuvre + -u- (graphic device used to indicate plosive pronunciation of g with a following front vowel) + -ina -ine. The word was probably coined in Spanish, but has not been traced.

Pronunciation

orteguina

/ˌɔːtəˈɡiːnə/