Hispano

noun
His·​pa·​no | \ hi-ˈspa-(ˌ)nō, ˈhi-spə-ˌnō \
plural Hispanos

Definition of Hispano

: a native or resident of the southwestern U.S. descended from Spaniards settled there before annexation also : mexican sense 1

First Known Use of Hispano

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hispano

American Spanish hispano, probably short for hispanoamericano, literally, Spanish-American

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Hispano

Statistics for Hispano

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Hispano

The first known use of Hispano was in 1946

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on Hispano

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with Hispano

Spanish Central: Translation of Hispano

Comments on Hispano

What made you want to look up Hispano? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

means, resources, or money

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!