Spanish American

noun

1
: a native or inhabitant of one of the countries of America in which Spanish is the national language
2
: a resident of the U.S. whose native language is Spanish and whose culture is of Spanish origin
Spanish-American adjective

Examples of Spanish American in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In short, European Baroque depends on the elaboration of space, while Spanish American Baroque demands the elaboration of surface. Los Angeles Times, 20 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1770, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Spanish American was in 1770

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“Spanish American.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Spanish%20American. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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Spanish American

noun
1
: a person born or living in one of the countries of America in which Spanish is the national language
2
: a person living in the U.S. whose native language is Spanish and whose culture is of Spanish origin
Spanish-American adjective
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