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Latino

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noun La·ti·no \lə-ˈtē-(ˌ)nō\

Simple Definition of Latino

  • : a person who was born or lives in South America, Central America, or Mexico or a person in the U.S. whose family is originally from South America, Central America, or Mexico

Full Definition of Latino

plural La·ti·nos

  1. 1 :  a native or inhabitant of Latin America

  2. 2 :  a person of Latin-American origin living in the United States

Latino adjective

Origin of latino

American Spanish, probably short for latinoamericano Latin American


First Known Use: 1946

Rhymes with latino


LATINO Defined for Kids

Latino

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noun La·ti·no \lə-ˈtē-nō\

Definition of Latino

plural Latinos

  1. :  a person born or living in Latin America or of Latin-American origin living in the United States




Learn More about latino

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "Latino"


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