Definition of poblador in US English:

poblador

noun

  • In Spanish-speaking regions of North and South America: (originally) a settler, a colonist; (now chiefly) specifically an economic migrant from the country living in extreme poverty in a shanty town.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Bayard Taylor (1825–1878), writer. From Spanish poblador settler from poblar to settle + -ador.

Pronunciation

poblador

/ˈpɒblədɔː/