Tejano

play
noun, often attributive Te·ja·no \tā-ˈhä-(ˌ)nō\

Definition of Tejano

plural

Tejanos

  1. 1 :  a Texan of Hispanic descent —often used before another noun

  2. 2 [probably short for conjunto tejano, literally, Texan ensemble] :  Tex-Mex popular music that combines elements of European waltzes and polkas, country music, and rock and that often features an accordion

Origin and Etymology of tejano

Mexican Spanish, from Tejas Texas


First Known Use: 1958


TEJANO Defined for English Language Learners

Tejano

play
noun, often attributive Te·ja·no \tā-ˈhä-(ˌ)nō\

Definition of Tejano for English Language Learners

  • : a type of popular music from Texas and northern Mexico


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