Latina

noun

La·​ti·​na lə-ˈtē-nə How to pronounce Latina (audio)
1
: a woman or girl who is a native or inhabitant of Latin America
2
: a woman or girl of Latin American origin living in the U.S.
Latina adjective

Word History

Etymology

American Spanish, feminine of latino Latino

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Latina was in 1972

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Cite this Entry

“Latina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Latina. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

Latina

noun
La·​ti·​na lə-ˈtē-nə How to pronounce Latina (audio)
1
: a girl or woman born or living in Latin America
2
: a girl or woman of Latin-American origin living in the U.S.
Latina adjective

Geographical Definition

Latina

geographical name

La·​ti·​na lä-ˈtē-nä How to pronounce Latina (audio)
commune southeast of Rome in central Italy population 117,892

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