Asian American


variants or less commonly Asian-American
plural Asian Americans also Asian-Americans
: an American of Asian descent
Asian American adjective
or less commonly Asian-American

Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Asian American was in 1915

Dictionary Entries Near Asian American

Cite this Entry

“Asian American.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


: an American who has Asian ancestors
Asian-American adjective
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