Latino

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noun La·ti·no \lə-ˈtē-(ˌ)nō\

Definition of Latino

plural

Latinos

  1. 1 :  a native or inhabitant of Latin America

  2. 2 :  a person of Latin American origin living in the U.S.

Latino

adjective

Origin and Etymology of latino

American Spanish, probably short for latinoamericano Latin American


First Known Use: 1946


LATINO Defined for English Language Learners

Latino

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noun La·ti·no \lə-ˈtē-(ˌ)nō\

Definition of Latino for English Language Learners

  • : a person who was born or lives in South America, Central America, or Mexico or a person in the U.S. whose family is originally from South America, Central America, or Mexico


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