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Paseo

[pə-SAY-oh]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Spanish, 19th century

1.

(In Spain or Spanish-speaking parts of the southwestern U.S.) a leisurely walk or stroll, especially one taken in the evening in which young people may socialize with each other.

2.

(In the U.S.) A plaza or walkway for strolling.

Examples of Paseo in a sentence

"The young couple took a leisurely paseo on the footbridge."

"The campus has a gorgeous paseo made of red brick. "

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About Paseo

This word comes from the Spanish “pasear,” meaning “to take a stroll.” Its root, “paso,” means “passage, step” and comes from the Latin “passus.”

Did you Know?

In bullfighting, there is a formal procession of matadors, banderilleros, and horses who enter the ring just before the first bull is fought. This is also called a “paseo,” although another common term for this is “paseíllo.”

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