: of, relating to, or being the Mexican-American culture or cuisine existing or originating in especially southern Texas
Tex-Mex cooking
Tex-Mex music
Tex-Mex noun

Word History

Etymology

Texas + Mexico

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Tex-Mex was in 1949

Dictionary Entries Near Tex-Mex

Cite this Entry

“Tex-Mex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tex-Mex. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

Tex-Mex

adjective
ˈtek-ˈsmeks
: of, relating to, or being the Mexican-American culture or food found especially in southern Texas
Etymology

from Texas and Mexico

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