Cinco de Mayo

noun \ ˌsiŋ-kō-də-ˈmī-ō , ˌsēŋ-kō-t͟hā-ˈmä-yō \

Definition of Cinco de Mayo

:a Mexican and Mexican-American celebration held on May 5 in commemoration of the Mexican victory over the French at Puebla in 1862

Origin and Etymology of cinco de mayo

Spanish, fifth of May


CINCO DE MAYO Defined for English Language Learners

Cinco de Mayo

noun

Definition of Cinco de Mayo for English Language Learners

  • : a Mexican and Mexican-American holiday on May 5 that celebrates the Mexican army's victory over the French in 1862


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