An·​ge·​le·​no ˌan-jə-ˈlē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce Angeleno (audio)
variants or less commonly Angelino
plural Angelenos also Angelinos
: a native or resident of Los Angeles, California
To an Easterner, the central visual expression of Los Angeles may be the beaches, or the bungalow sprawl, or Hollywood, or smog; to an Angeleno, the dominant visual experience is the freeway.John Herbers

Examples of Angeleno in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My colleague Lisa Boone compiled a list of the best Angeleno ways to celebrate Mother’s Day — together or not. Defne Karabatur, Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2024 And the ex-gang members’ success in the world is thanks to the vision of Father Gregory Boyle, the native Angeleno, Loyola High grad and Jesuit priest who formerly served as the pastor of Dolores Mission Church in Boyle Heights, which at the time was the poorest parish in Los Angeles. The Editorial Board, Orange County Register, 10 May 2024 The suspect, 51-year-old Los Angeleno Elliott Dugan, woke up, refused to cooperate with law enforcement, and sped away to his death up the street, body and dashcam videos show. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 9 May 2024 The overall hellish look of the 1968 print is familiar to any Angeleno who has experienced the spookily resplendent skies during the annual infernos of fire season. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2024 The Capital Records Building, completed in 1956, is an enduring icon of the Hollywood skyline, and across town, alongside the 405 Freeway, is the Angeleno Hotel, originally built in 1970 as a Holiday Inn. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 25 Mar. 2024 The uniquely Angeleno pep rally, hosted by Dodgers Blue Hiking Crew, will stretch approximately 6½ miles, beginning with the Fern Canyon Trail, and ending with the Mineral Wells Trail. Michael Charboneau, Los Angeles Times, 21 Mar. 2024 With the Lakers needing one last stop, Spencer Dinwiddie, the Angeleno native making his first start for the team (in James’ place), smothered Lillard and blocked a potential game-winner in the final seconds, securing an emotional 123-122 win. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 9 Mar. 2024 Richie Grainge herself has evolved her stylistic approach from an ostentatious Los Angeleno verve into a look that’s more low-key highbrow. Nick Remsen, CNN, 13 Feb. 2024

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Word History


American Spanish angeleño, from Los Angeles, California

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Angeleno was in 1857

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“Angeleno.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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