Definition of lobo in English:



North American
  • (in the south-western US and Mexico) a timber wolf.

    • ‘Killings threaten lobos in Rocky Mountains’
    • ‘The last of the San Juan lobos - the last wild wolf in Colorado - was killed in 1945, felled by a government wildlife officer within sight of a herd of cattle.’
    • ‘For information on the Mexican gray wolf or lobo, which is not affected by the reclassification proposal, visit Region 2's ‘Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery’ webpage.’
    • ‘‘But where the lobo is and whether it has anything to do with wolfish-ness I do not know,’ Umberto finished.’
    • ‘Near as we can figure it, he's Mexican lobo with German Shepherd thrown in, along with God only knows what else.’


Mid 19th century from Spanish, from Latin lupus ‘wolf’.