Italian American


variants or less commonly Italian-American
plural Italian Americans also Italian-Americans
: an American of Italian descent
Italian-American adjective
or less commonly Italian American
an Italian-American writer
Italian American families

Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Italian American was in 1873

Dictionary Entries Near Italian American

Cite this Entry

“Italian American.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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