[des-puh-rah-doh, -rey-]
Desperado is a Spanish adjective used to describe an outlaw who is determined to do anything. It is also an archaism meaning 'desperate' (desesperado in modern Spanish). A desperado cannot wait for something to happen and sometimes may resort to violent or reckless actions. A frontier desperado in the 19th Century was normally a drunkard in the West. Afterwards in the 20th Century the word was used to describe a daring outlaw.

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