Mexicanism

noun
Mex·​i·​can·​ism | \ ˈmeksə̇kəˌnizəm, -sēk- \
plural -s

Definition of Mexicanism

: a word, phrase, or mode of expression distinctive of Spanish as spoken in Mexico language seasoned with Mexicanisms

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History and Etymology for Mexicanism

Spanish mexicanismo, mejicanismo, from mexicano, mejicano Mexican + -ismo -ism

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“Mexicanism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mexicanism. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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