Today’s Word: paseo

Word:  paseo

PRONUNCIATION:

(pah-SAY-oh)

MEANING:

noun:
1. A leisurely stroll.
2. A place or path designed for walking.
3. A street or boulevard.

ETYMOLOGY:

From Spanish pasear (to take a stroll), frequentative of pasar (to go, to pass), from Latin passus (step). Earliest documented use: 1832.

USAGE:

“The idea was to turn the alleys into beachlike paseos to enchant pedestrians.”
Fred Swegles; San Clemente Takes Down Paseo Lights; The Orange County Register (California); Nov 7, 2010.

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