: a native of Puerto Rico or a person of Puerto Rican descent
Rita Moreno has been making headlines in the entertainment industry for over 70 years. The Boricua is one of a handful of people who have won an Academy, Emmy, Tony, and Grammy …—Mitú
or less commonly boricua
Living in this world capital also enabled him to maintain a close cultural proximity with his Caribbean homeland—he never forgot that he was boricua.
sometimes used postpositively
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