Pronounced: bye-MIH-luh-ner-ee, noun
Notes: I debated about adding this word… you can probably guess the meaning
The word capitano means “a swaggering, cowardly person, especially a soldier, policeman, etc”
The word does mean ‘captain’, but in Italian, not Spanish. But the word comes from another stock character in commedia dell’arte – Capitano. The Italian word capitano comes from Latin caput (head).
This word showed up in the late 1500s.