Spanish

noun
Span·​ish | \ ˈspa-nish How to pronounce Spanish (audio) \

Definition of Spanish

1 : the Romance language of the largest part of Spain and of the countries colonized by Spaniards
2 plural in construction : the people of Spain

Other Words from Spanish

Spanish adjective
Spanishness noun

First Known Use of Spanish

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Spanish

Spanish, adjective, from Middle English Spainish, from Spain

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“Spanish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Spanish. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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Spanish

adjective
Span·​ish | \ ˈspa-nish How to pronounce Spanish (audio) \

Kids Definition of Spanish

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to Spain, its people, or the Spanish language

Spanish

noun

Kids Definition of Spanish (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the language of Spain and the countries colonized by Spaniards
2 Spanish plural : the people of Spain

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