Neorican

noun

Neo·​ri·​can
¦nēō¦rēkən
plural -s
: a Puerto Rican who lives on the U.S. mainland or who has lived there but has returned to Puerto Rico

Word History

Etymology

modification of American Spanish neorriqueño Puerto Rican living in New York City, blend of Spanish neoyorquino New Yorker, and puertorriqueño Puerto Rican

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Neorican was in 1965

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“Neorican.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Neorican. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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