Juaneño

noun Jua·ne·ño \(h)wəˈnān(ˌ)yō\

Definition of Juaneño

plural

Juaneño

or

Juaneños

  1. 1 :  an extinct Shoshonean people of southwestern California speaking a dialect of Luiseño

  2. 2 :  a member of the Juaneño people

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of juaneño

American Spanish, from San Juan Capistrano, Spanish mission in what is now southwestern California


Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!