Aztec

noun
Az·​tec | \ ˈaz-ˌtek How to pronounce Aztec (audio) \

Definition of Aztec

1a : 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 : nahuatl

Other Words from Aztec

Aztecan \ ˈaz-​ˌte-​kən How to pronounce Aztec (audio) , ˌaz-​ˈte-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of Aztec

1810, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for Aztec

Spanish azteca, from Nahuatl aztēcah, plural of aztēcatl

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“Aztec.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aztec. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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