Sandinista

noun

San·​di·​nis·​ta ˌsan-də-ˈnēs-tə How to pronounce Sandinista (audio)
ˌsän-
: a member of a military and political coalition holding power in Nicaragua from 1979 to 1990

Word History

Etymology

American Spanish, from Augusto César Sandino †1933 Nicaraguan rebel leader

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Sandinista was in 1974

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Cite this Entry

“Sandinista.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sandinista. Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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