Asian American

noun
variants: or less commonly Asian-American \ ˈā-​zhən-​ə-​ˈmer-​ə-​kən How to pronounce Asian American (audio) \
plural Asian Americans also Asian-Americans

Definition of Asian American

: an American of Asian descent

Other Words from Asian American

Asian American or less commonly Asian-American adjective

First Known Use of Asian American

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Asian American was in 1915

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“Asian American.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Asian%20American. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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Asian-American

noun
Asian-Amer·​i·​can | \ -ə-ˈmer-ə-kən \

Kids Definition of Asian-American

: an American who has Asian ancestors

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