marked with patches of white and another, usually dark, color; piebald or skewbald
Origin of pintoAmSp, spotted from obsolete Spanish from Vulgar Latin an unverified form pinctus: see pintado
- a pinto horse or pony
- pinto bean
nounpl. pin·tos, or pin·toes
A horse with patchy markings of white and another color.
Origin of pintoSpanish piebald, spotted from Vulgar Latin pīnctus past participle of Latin pingere to paint ; see peig- in Indo-European roots.
Spanish pinto (“painted, mottled").
(plural Pintos or Pintoes)
Spanish, painted, mottled, from the white speckled pattern they used to apply to their faces.