Tol·​tec ˈtōl-ˌtek How to pronounce Toltec (audio)
: a member of a people that dominated central and southern Mexico prior to the Aztecs
Toltecan adjective

Examples of Toltec in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Arizona City and Eloy residents can go to the cooling stations in Eloy at the Toltec Middle School Gym at 3315 N. Toltec Road and Santa Cruz Valley Union High School at 900 N. Main St. Angela Cordoba Perez, The Arizona Republic, 19 July 2022

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Word History


Spanish tolteca, from Nahuatl tōltēcah, plural of tōltēcatl, literally, person from Tōllān (now Tula de Allende, Mexico)

First Known Use

1787, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Toltec was in 1787

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“Toltec.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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