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Pinto means "I paint" or something similar in Portuguese, Spanish and Italian, and also serves as a surname for people with links to those ethnicities. It can be also found among the Sephardi Jews descendants of the Jews expelled from Portugal that settled in Arab countries and the Netherlands. In England, the spelling was sometimes changed to Pinter.

In English, the word most commonly refers to either:

It may also be referring to:

Biology and engineering[edit]

  • Pinto bean, a type of mottled bean
  • Pinto horse, a horse coat color that consists of large patches of white and another color
  • Ford Pinto, a subcompact car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company for the North American market
  • Temco TT Pinto, a jet-powered, tandem two-place primary trainer aircraft used by the United States Navy




First name[edit]

  • Pinto Colvig (1892–1967), United States vaudeville actor, radio actor, newspaper cartoonist, prolific movie voice actor, and circus performer, best known as the voice of Disney's Goofy and the original Bozo the Clown


  • Pinto (film), a 1920 American comedy western film directed by Victor Schertzinger

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