desperadoes desperadoes  /ˌdɛ spə ˈrɑ doʊz/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a bold outlaw (especially on the American frontier)

Usage(s):

  1. Most days, Owyhee County Sheriff Tim Nettleton worries more about overladen beet trucks than he does about desperadoes.
  2. has become an unlikely recruit to the band of Downing Street desperadoes trying to stop Gordon Brown from being fired.
  3. Tense and motionless at the long bar stands a frieze of deputies and desperadoes.

News

  • Morris Library to host program about outlaws in early Illinois

    MORRIS — Notorious outlaws from Illinois’ early days — or “desperadoes” — will be the subject of a discussion at the Morris Area Public Library at 6 p.m. July 9, according to a news release. From the early frontier lawbreakers at Cave-in-Rock, to such figures as the Maxwell brothers and Frank Rande, who died in the 1880s, Illinois prior to the 20th century was a dangerous place fraught with ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Herald News

Quotes

  1. "I don't know how many books or writers have been inspired by 'Desperadoes' or how many would have happened anyway," Mariotte said. "There is definitely a bit of a Western boomlet going on in comics these days, with 'Graveslinger' and the...
    on Oct 5, 2007 By: Jeff Mariotte Source: Edmond Sun

  2. "We need to know what we can do to house this population, rather than them becoming desperadoes," said San Francisco Supervisor Jake McGoldrick. "They're telling people to hit the streets. You defeat the whole purpose."
    on Jan 8, 2008 By: Jake McGoldrick Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. ...calls for a multi-front campaign against the Islamists and chides George Bush for focusing the world's anger and fear on Osama bin Laden, giving the false impression that "our enemy was merely a single person, or a band of desperadoes, and...
    on Aug 7, 2007 By: Paul Berman Source: Guerrilla News Network

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