Latino

noun

La·​ti·​no lə-ˈtē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce Latino (audio)
plural Latinos
1
: a native or inhabitant of Latin America
2
: a person of Latin American origin living in the U.S.
Latino adjective

Examples of Latino in a Sentence

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Word History

Etymology

American Spanish, probably short for latinoamericano Latin American

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Latino was in 1946

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Cite this Entry

“Latino.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Latino. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

Latino

noun
La·​ti·​no la-ˈtē-ˌnō How to pronounce Latino (audio)
plural Latinos
often capitalized
1
: a person born or living in Latin America
2
: a person of Latin-American origin living in the U.S.
Latino adjective
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