primarily a written form  ;
often read as
lə-ˈtē-ˌneks How to pronounce Latinx (audio)
: of, relating to, or marked by Latin American heritage : latine
used as a gender-neutral alternative to Latina or Latino
… the oldest of three girls in a tightknit Latinx familyChristine Almeda
During her victory speech last night, the activist … thanked the district's primarily Latinx community for their trust in her vision for America.Kat Armstrong
… the first openly LGBTQ Latinx person elected governor in the US …Terrance Heath
Latinx noun
plural Latinx or Latinxs
The 2010 Census had separate categories for racial identity and "Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin." The text notes, "Latinx is not a race. However, a majority of Latinxs consider it part of their racial identity." Mark Jenkins

Examples of Latinx in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The series also examines the connection between Latinx people and hip-hop. Nick Barili, an award-winning Argentinian journalist, is the show’s co-creator, executive producer and host. Chelsea Hylton, Los Angeles Times, 8 Nov. 2023 Zamora also details the development of the film, the challenges that Latinx filmmakers face and storytelling choices in the film’s structure and characterization. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Nov. 2023 The Trevor Project's new report takes a close look at the unique mental health challenges of LGBTQ youth who are Latinx. Irina Gonzalez, Parents, 23 Oct. 2023 Public health experts have already seen the fallout, noting that the first neighborhoods to lose their pharmacies are often predominantly Black, Latinx and low-income. Jaclyn Peiser, Washington Post, 22 Oct. 2023 And in Latinx communities, that feels especially true. Alex Zaragoza, Los Angeles Times, 20 Oct. 2023 Its goal it to expand the presence of Latinx stories and artists on the American stage and spotlight the broad range of today’s Latinx experience. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Oct. 2023 Advertisement Rodriguez, of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent, brings heart and humor to universal issues such as race, motherhood and survival, often through the lens of Latinx experiences. Jean Guerrero, Los Angeles Times, 16 Oct. 2023 According to nonprofit group Period, nearly one in four students in the United States struggle to buy period products and lower-income students and students of color (particularly Latinx students) are more impacted by lack of access than White and middle-income students. Parija Kavilanz, CNN, 11 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History


latin(o) and latin(a) + x entry 1, replacing the gender-specific Spanish markers -o and -a

First Known Use

2007, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Latinx was in 2007

Dictionary Entries Near Latinx

Cite this Entry

“Latinx.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition


 primarily a written form  ;
 often read as  lə-ˈtē-ˌneks
: of, relating to, or marked by Latin American heritage
used as a gender-neutral alternative to Latina or Latino
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