Definition of Tupamaro in English:

Tupamaro

Pronunciation /ˌto͞opəˈmärō/ /ˌtupəˈmɑroʊ/

nounTupamaros

  • A member of a Marxist urban guerrilla organization in Uruguay that was active mainly in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

    ‘The remains of the Tupamaro guerrilla movement in Uruguay have joined a bourgeois electoral front, the Frente Amplio.’
    • ‘One group of urban guerrillas known as the Tupamaros kidnapped and murdered many Uruguayan officials.’
    • ‘Described with the catchphrase Tupamaros, these urban partisans were really a collection of groups and factions rather than a single force, as the name would suggest.’
    • ‘In the late 1960s social unrest emerged, which was exacerbated by the activities of the Tupamaros.’

Origin

1960s from Tupac Amarú, the name of an 18th-century Inca leader.