Spanish American


Definition of Spanish American

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

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Spanish-American adjective

First Known Use of Spanish American

1770, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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: a person living in the U.S. whose native language is Spanish

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