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noun Az·tec \ˈaz-ˌtek\

Definition of Aztec

  1. 1 a :  a member of a Nahuatl-speaking people that founded the Mexican empire conquered by Cortes in 1519 b :  a member of any people under Aztec influence

  2. 2 :  nahuatl


play \ˈaz-ˌte-kən, ˌaz-ˈte-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of aztec

Spanish azteca, from Nahuatl aztēcah, plural of aztēcatl

First Known Use: 1814

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